Ansel Adams

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Birthday
20, 1902
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Apr 22, 1984 (82)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
20, 1902
Birthplace
San Francisco, CA
Death Date
Apr 22, 1984 (82)

About

American photographer and environmentalist well known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West. He helped create the Zone System of photography, a technique that figured out optimal film exposure and development.

Before Fame

He was a witness to the destruction that wrought San Francisco after its huge 1906 earthquake.

Trivia

He was was one of the founders of the magazine Aperture, which was intended as a serious journal of photography showcasing its best practitioners and newest innovations.

Family Life

He married Virginia Rose Best and had two children: Michael, born August 1933, and Anne, born in 1935.

Associated With

Like him, Amy Smart is a celebrated California-born environmentalist .