Remembering Ansel Adams. Happy birthday Ansel Easton Adams! The artist was born on this day in 1902 in San Francisco, CA.
Adams began to take pictures at the young age of 14, but made a living teaching piano lessons until 1930. It was his position as a custodian in Yosemite National Park from 1920 until 1927 that enabled Adams to photograph the striking landscape for which he is primarily known. When describing the place, he said “Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.”
Another important photographer was born on the 20th February. This one in 1971. Bangladeshi Abir Abdullah. Happy Birthday Ansel and Abir!