Profile of the Day: Ansel Adams

Posted February 20, 2013 by Amanda | No Comment

Ansel Adams

On February 20, 1902, American photographer Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco, California. Best known for his iconic black and white landscape photographs of the American West, Adams used his work to promote conservation of the American wilderness. His family came from New England, after having migrated from northern Ireland in the early 18th century. His grandfather founded a successful lumber business, which his father later inherited. Adams would later condemn the industry for the destruction of many of the great redwood forests.

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