Ansel Adams has been considered as one of the masters of landscape photography for his marvelous monochromes of the American West. Among his best known photos shows the breath-taking view of the Teton Mountain Range and the Snake River. Find out more about it in this installment of Influential Photographs!
Speak of landscape photography and you will definitely come across the works of American photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams. His impressive black-and-white landscape photos earned him the admiration and respect of photographers past and present, whether involved with landscape photography or not.
Adams took many marvelous monochromes of the American West in large format throughout his career, and one of the best known and admired to this day is the photo above, entitled The Tetons and the Snake River. Taken in 1942 in northwest Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park, the photo showcases the beauty of the Teton Mountain Range and the Snake River before it, and highlights Adams’ mastery of large format photography and composition for landscapes.
This iconic landscape photography by Adams is one of the 115 images included in the Voyager Golden Records — phonograph records containing sounds and images showing life and culture on Earth — which were included aboard Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in 1977.
All information for this article were sourced from Ansel Adams on Wikipedia.
Our intention with the Influential Photographs series is not to glorify or demean the subject of the photo. Our intention with this column is to highlight the most influential analogue photographs of history. The photographs we feature are considered icons, for their composition, subject matter, or avant-garde artistic value.