Ansel Adams at 100

Jul 11–Nov 3, 2003


Ansel Adams. Ice and Cliffs, Kaweah Gap, California. 1932, print 1963. Gelatin silver print. Purchase. © 2016 The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust

Ansel Adams at 100 is the first major critical re-evaluation of the work of American photographer Ansel Adams (1902–1984) since his death. Presented on the centenary of Adams’s birth and featuring more than one hundred prints, the exhibition represents a substantial reappraisal of Adams as an artist and working photographer. The exhibition draws largely from the first part of his career—the 1920s and 1930s—and situates his well-known works within the context of an unexpected and unfamiliar body of photographs.

This exhibition has been organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and John Szarkowski, Director Emeritus, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art.

The international tour is made possible by Hewlett-Packard.

Support for the New York showing is provided by AOL Time Warner Book Group and the Robert and Joyce Menschel Family Foundation.

Additional funding is provided by the Daniele Agostino Foundation.

The accompanying educational programs are made possible by BNP Paribas.


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