Ansel Adams: Americas Photographer by Beverly GhermanAnsel Adams: America’s Photographer by Beverly Gherman is a book that opens up Ansel Adams’ life as a photographer living in San Francisco. He mostly took landscape pictures and is known mostly for his landscape pictures of Half Dome, which is in Yosemite, CA. The reader gets to hear about Adams’ childhood living in San Francisco and follow him growing up as he begins to attach to photography and the piano. The book is an easy read which lets younger people read is without trouble. We get to hear about all the people, events, and surroundings that influenced Adams and impacted him in the locations where he photographed. This book would be good in the classroom because it is a simple book about how aspects in our lives can influence the activities we enjoy and can shape our lives. The book is also good because even though it has a lot of words, there are some pictures that go with some events in Adams’ life that make the book more enjoyable.
I would like to know why the author did not include any of Ansel Adams colorful pictures or explain that he has some pictures in color? Was it hard to focus on his life instead of just his photography career?
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film 2002
Ansel Adams Facts
Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco, California. Ansel did not behave in school. When he was 12 years old, Ansel stopped going to school. He was home schooled from then on. Ansel taught himself how to play the piano. Adams was very talented.
Famed photographer Ansel Adams drained the color from life to great effect. His black-and-white photographs of famous landscapes like Yosemite National Park have been seen by millions, reproduced on calendars and posters, and recognized by presidents as being crucial to conservation efforts. During an aftershock, he lost his balance and fell face-first into a garden wall, breaking his nose. Adams was a solitary kid, studying at home and wandering trails by himself. He began practicing the piano at the age of 12, and by 18, he decided he would make it a profession and began a path to becoming a concert pianist. After contributing images to the Sierra Club newsletter and opening a one-man exhibition in , he decided, in , to make photography his full-time career. As he became more interested in photographic pursuits, Adams got assistance from Albert Bender, an art patron in San Francisco who told Adams that he would help him circulate a portfolio of his work.