May 29th, 2012
April 27th, 2011
All photos © Ansel Adams Collection Center for Creative Photography,The University of Arizona. 2011 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.
On June 9th, the Peabody Essex Museum unveils Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge, an exhibition of more than 100 of the artist’s images of water in all its forms: seascapes, beaches, bays, tide pools, lakes, clouds and waterfalls. The exhibition combines famous images with lesser known works to provide a fresh perspective on Adams’s celebrated career. It will be on display through October 8, 2012, and will then travel to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, UK.
Above: Waterfall, Northern Cascades, Washington, 1960
December 24th, 2009
|All photos © John Cyr. Above: Andrea Modica’s developer tray. 10×12
John Cyr has spent the past year visiting darkrooms of notable black and white photographers in order to photograph their developer trays. Amassing over fifty trays thus far, Cyr believes that each tray contains a history as unique as the photographers that have used them. Not only do these trays reference the photographer’s body of work, but they also record fingernail scratches, tong marks and developer stains that have accumulated through as much as forty years of constant use. During this time of digital proliferation, Cyr finds importance in photographing developer trays so that the photographic community will remember the specific tools that were seminal in photography’s traditional darkrooms. To see more of Cyr’s work click here.
In Joshua Tree National Park © Ansel Adams/The Trustees of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust/Courtesy of Little, Brown and Company
America’s preeminent landscape photographer known primarily for his stunning large-format black and white images, Ansel Adams explored color photography shortly after the invention of Kodachrome film in the mid-1930s. From nearly 3,500 images made, only a small fraction were used in the first edition of Ansel Adams in Color originally published in 1993. The newly revised and expanded edition published this year by Little, Brown and Company includes 20 unpublished photographs.