About The Exhibit
After years of learning under venerable master of photography Ansel Adams, Alan Ross made a name for himself capturing iconic western vistas with an expert eye and printing process. Much of American Grandeur features still, arid deserts and various unique plant life that dots the dry landscape; from twisting bristlecone pines to detailed aspens. Yosemite, Death Valley, and Bryce Canyon are just a few of the western locales in which Alan found natural beauty waiting to be captured in classical black and white. The stark contrast is reminiscent of Adams’s work, and Alan’s years spent as his assistant are evident in American Grandeur. The fine detail, distinct composition, and powerful use of black and white echo Adams’s work while also standing on its own; a collection influenced by one master, and created by another.
About Alan Ross
Internationally renowned photographer Alan Ross honed his craft alongside one of the greatest photographers in the world: Ansel Adams. Alan learned from the master artist by working in Adams’s darkroom as a specially selected assistant. During this time, Alan absorbed everything he could from Adams, fine-tuning his own photographic skills along the way. In 1975, Alan was personally chosen by Adams to print the Yosemite Special Edition negatives. He remains the sole printer of the collection to this day.