Profile of the Day: Ansel Adams
Are you a fan of photographer Ansel Adams’ work? Today we celebrate the 112th anniversary of the fame photographer’s birth. He was born on February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California to distinctly upper-class parents. Although his grandfather founded a prosperous lumber business, Adams condemned the industry for cutting down many of the great redwood forests. His photos of the American West helped promote the conservation of the American wilderness.
Are you related to Ansel Adams? Explore his family tree to see how you’re connected!
Image credit: Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley