About The Exhibit
Released by Ansel Adams in 1950, Portfolio II: The National Parks and Monuments contains many of Adams’s most iconic images. Portfolio II was issued just two years after Adams’s first portfolio dedicated to the memory of Alfred Stieglitz. From California and Alaska to Tennessee and Maine, Portfolio II contains photographs from national parks all over the country, reflecting Ansel’s passion for maintaining those areas as protected land for generations to come. Such famous images as Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Monument California and Moth and Stump, Interglacial Forest, Glacier Bay National Park helped to spur on the conservation movement in the United States.
The entire collection of 15 silver gelatin prints signed in pencil by Adams can be purchased together for $125,000 from The G2 Gallery.
About Ansel Adams
Born in 1902 in San Francisco, California, photographer and environmentalist Ansel Easton Adams is considered one of the foremost figures in the history of American photography, and a leader in the field of conservation photography. His legacy is profound. A tireless promoter of his medium, Ansel helped usher photography unquestionably into the art world with achievements such as the codification of the Zone System, the launch of Aperture magazine, several exhibitions at the nation’s top art museums, and the founding of Photography Departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Art Institute. Aware of the power and potential of his art, he used his images to instigate positive change on behalf of the environment. Ansel passed away in 1984 at the age of 82.