BOISE, ID.- Boise Art Museum (BAM) is proud to present an exhibition of original photographs by Ansel Adams, Americas best known photographer, February 28 through May 24, 2009. The work in this exhibition follows the transition of Adams art from pictorialism to straight photography and provides a fresh look at this celebrated master of the American landscape. The collection focuses on the masterful, small-scale prints made by Adams from the 1920s into the 1950s and includes vintage prints and rare examples.
Ansel Adams was a founding member of the legendary f64 group in San Francisco that included fellow American photographers Imogen Cunningham, Edward Weston and Willard Van Dyke. He was a close associate of Alfred Stieglitz, who arranged for Adams to have a solo show early in his career. Adams published over 20 books and portfolios; his 1935 publication Making a Photograph initiated his immense influence on the techniques and esthetics of American photography. He founded the Photography Department at California School of Fine Arts in San Francisco in 1946 and the organization Friends of Photography in 1967. Among Adams numerous awards are Guggenheim Fellowships awarded in 1946, 1948 and 1958.