October 13, 2011

Ansel Adams' Prints in Missoula, Montana

Yosemite High Country Above Tenaya Lake

Last Friday, October 7, marked the opening of a special exhibit at the Missoula Art Museum. Ansel Adams: A Legacy is a private collection of over 130 original prints by the black & white photography master. If you live anywhere within driving distance of Missoula, Montana, I strongly encourage you to visit this exhibition. Seeing master prints in person is a completely different experience from seeing them online or in a book. Admission and all events are free.

Yosemite Valley with Bridal Veil Falls at Sunset from Inspiration Point

One of the exhibit's sponsors is the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, whose founder Neil Chaput de Saintonge studied with Adams in the 1970's in Yosemite. In honor of RMSP's participation in this event, they have posted a series of informative and interesting articles on their blog. Below are links to my favorites. You may also want to explore the links to online catalogs of Ansel Adams' images that are included in these posts.

Enjoy this feast!

Ansel's Yosemite

Neil and Ansel

A Bit of Ansel Adams Trivia

Ansel Adams: Gearhead?
 
Olmsted Point in Yosemite at Sunset