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"In Praise of Nature: Ansel Adams and Photographers of the American West"
2000-01-19 until 2000-03-19
Portland Museum of Art
USA United States of America
The American West has been a
source of inspiration for
photographers since they first
ventured west of the Mississippi
River at the end of the 19th
century. In Praise of Nature
traces American photographers
exploration of the West from
1860 to 1960. Showcasing more
than 150 rare photographs of
Americas rugged, natural beauty,
this breathtaking exhibition
includes 69 works by Ansel
Adams. It offers new
appreciation for one of
photographys greatest masters
by placing his work in the
context of 100 years of photography by his predecessors and contemporaries. In
addition to Adams, the exhibition showcases works by 25 photographers, including
Imogen Cunningham, George Fiske, William Henry Jackson, Timothy OSullivan,
Carleton Watkins, and Edward Weston.
In Praise of Nature: Ansel Adams and Photographers of the American West was
organized by the Dayton Art Institute. The presentation of this exhibition at the
Portland Museum of Art is made possible by the generous support support of Vogue,
GQ, and Vanity Fair, with media support provided by The Portland Phoenix and 92.1
detail of Ansel Adams, The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park,
Wyoming, Collection Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona.
Ansel Adams Publishing Trust/CORBIS.