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Ansel Adams

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  • 'Light, Paper, Process' an inventive subversion of photography

    'Light, Paper, Process' an inventive subversion of photography
    Ansel Adams famously likened the printing of a negative to the performing of a musical score. Performance is also key to the seven artists in the Getty's exhilarating new show, "Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography," but not in the way Adams meant it. None is committed to the perfection of a predetermined vision. All use the basics of photography — light-sensitive paper, darkroom chemistry — in nontraditional, off-label ways.
  • Cesar Chavez portrait to go on display at Smithsonian

    Cesar Chavez portrait to go on display at Smithsonian
    Gary Miyatake knew that getting Cesar Chavez to pose for a formal portrait would be tricky. But the photographer was sure he’d find a way, just as his grandfather, who introduced him to his craft, had found his way decades ago. Miyatake’...

    Op-Ed: Rail critique was early and short-sighted

    Today, many Californians would be astounded to learn that the Golden Gate Bridge was almost never built. The project faced thousands of lawsuits and detractors, including the great photographer Ansel Adams, who said that it would mar the beauty of the San...

    Photographer captures sunrises, sunsets in book

    Photographer captures sunrises, sunsets in book
    Inspired by the sunrises and sunsets visible from her balcony on the 14th floor of Marina Village in Boynton Beach, Kim Weiss, a communications director for a publishing company, was moved to photograph the vivid colors and patterns into a book titled,...

    'I try to capture the humbling, awesome power of nature'

    'I try to capture the humbling, awesome power of nature'
    Reader Doug Santo caught our eye with his stunning images of Yosemite National Park and California natural landmarks. His black and white landscapes show the raw wildness of a scene in a way that color doesn’t, he says, while reflecting the...