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ANSEL ADAMS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 04/22/1976 - HFSID 87698

Ansel Adams types a letter of introduction for his friend Ka Morias. Typed Letter Signed: "Ansel Adams", ¼p, 8½x11. Carmel, California, 1976 April 22. On his personal letterhead. In full: "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN It is my pleasure to introduce Mr.…"

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ANSEL ADAMS
Ansel Adams types a letter of introduction for his friend Ka Morias.
Typed Letter Signed: "Ansel Adams", ¼p, 8½x11. Carmel, California, 1976 April 22. On his personal letterhead. In full: "TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN It is my pleasure to introduce Mr. KA MORIAS who is a good friend and a fine artist. I am sure you will find excitement and pleasure in his work. I shll be glad to discuss him and his work further with you at any time. cordially" For over ten years, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), who is known for his photographs featuring America's natural beauty, was the publicity photographer for the Curry Company, which operates seven hotels in Yosemite National Park. In 1955, Adams initiated yearly photographic educational workshops at Yosemite that continued for 26 years (1955-1981). He moved the workshops to his home in Carmel in 1982, and they continue yearly as an Ansel Adams legacy by The Friends of Photography. At Yosemite, where Adams captured nature on film for over 60 years, he lectured on wilderness conservation and appreciation, as well as visualization in the art of photography. Much of Adams' professional photographic life was spent at Yosemite, where the Ansel Adams Gallery, formerly Best's Studio, is located (a different photographic exhibit is featured each month). Adams published approximately 40 books, including My Camera in National Parks (1950) and Yosemite and the Range of Light (1979). An ardent conservationist, he was a director of the Sierra Club from 1936-1973. He and his wife, Virginia, also had another, more intimate reason for their fondness for Yosemite; they were married there on January 2, 1928. Horizontal crease trough "A" of Ansel and Adams. Fine condition.

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