Fine Prints by Ansel Adams Found

A box containing around 600 prints by Ansel Adams was recently found in a University of California Berkeley Library. Read more under the cut!

As stated in the San Francisco Chronicle, theatre and dance professor Catherine Cole had chanced upon the find — a box that housed 605 signed fine prints made by Ansel Adams in 1964 — at the Bancroft Library, after following a trail of documents in the archives.

Photographs by Ansel Adams/Bancroft Library via PetaPixel

“I kept seeing the name Ansel Adams and thought ‘what the heck is he doing all over the UC archives,’ [ … ] This is an extraordinary resource that has been buried like a time capsule,” – Catherine Cole on finding the prints, San Francisco Chronicle

Now, 50 of those prints are on display at the new exhibition hall at the Bancroft Library Gallery, free and open to the public during regular school hours.

All information for this article was taken from the San Francisco Chronicle and PetaPixel.

written by geegraphy on 2012-10-03 in #news #analogue-photography #bancroft-library #black-and-white #news #ansel-adams #fine-prints #uc-berkeley

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