January 25, 2019

Artist, teacher, mentor, writer, musician, outdoorsman, preservationist, photographer. These are some words of many that describe the life and work of Ansel Adams that spanned most of the 20th century.

A native of San Francisco, Ansel spent many years travelling through...

April 17, 2018

As modernism came to an apex in the mid to late 20th century, Arnold Newman was an active contributor to the art-photography world, making celebrity portraiture more than just a simple snapshot of their image, but an encapsulation of their individualized place in the w...

February 9, 2018

The work of Dorothea Lange demonstrates the versatile role of photography as both a medium for artistic expression and a means for social commentary and public awareness. As the bulk of her work was done during the Depression and post-war eras, the things she produced...

February 3, 2018

Vivian Maier, New York born yet of European sensibility, spent a notably private lifetime capturing urban mid-century American life in its rawest form. With a Rolleiflex in hand, Maier captured both the peculiarities and eccentricities around her as well as her own thr...

January 30, 2018

Artist, teacher, mentor, writer, musician, outdoorsman, preservationist, photographer. These are some words of many that describe the life and work of Ansel Adams, spanning most of the 20th century.

A native of San Francisco, Ansel spent many years travelling throughout...

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