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ANSEL ADAMS - ANNOTATED TYPED LETTER UNSIGNED 01/23/1963 - HFSID 176720

The San Francisco native typed this letter and sent it to Meroe unsigned Annotated Typed Letter Unsigned: 8½x11. Two pages. Dated January 23, 1963. Features Adams' personal letterhead.

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ANSEL ADAMS
The San Francisco native typed this letter and sent it to Meroe unsigned
Annotated Typed Letter Unsigned: 8½x11. Two pages. Dated January 23, 1963. Features Adams' personal letterhead. In Part (with grammar mistakes): "The problems of meter calibration, film-speed determination, and optimum exposure are severe, and seem to be more confused than ever. New systems are evolved - none of which have any really functional meaning in reference to a single 'intended' or 'creative' photograph. Meters are calibrated along the directives of those who employstatistical methods which relate to certain fields". Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was born in San Francisco, California. He became one of the most famous photographers in United States history, mostly taking high-resolution landscape photographs. His subject matter was predominantly the American West. With photographers Willard Van Dyke and Edward Weston, Adams formed a group of photographers called Group f/64. All primary members were based out of San Francisco and framed their productions from a Western America perspective. He published numerous photographic books, including Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras (1927), The Land of Little Rain (1950), and Yosemite Valley (1967). One notable publication that did not depict nature scenes is Born Free and Equal (1944), a book that featured images from the Japanese American Internment camp at the Manzanar War Relocation Center. Although he was criticized for this publication due to its perceived anti-patriotic sentiment, the book demonstrates Adams' dedication to social reform. In 1946, Adams earned one of his three Guggenheim fellowships and used it to photograph every National Park in the United States. He was the first photographer to accomplish this feat. His black and white photographs can still be seen in various printed materials today; they remind viewers of the beauty of nature and are typically used to promote environmentalism. Rust stains in top left corner. Notes throughout in unknown hand. Unsigned. Otherwise, fine condition.

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