Ansel Adams: Los Angeles in the 1940’s


We know Ansel Adams for his photos of landscapes in black and white. Before that, he was a photojournalist who took assignments from publications. In the 1940’s, Fortune Magazine gave him an assignment to take photos of Los Angeles.

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Before being a well-known environmental and landscape photographer, Ansel Adams took assignments as a photojournalist. In 1940, Fortune Magazine commissioned Adams to photograph life in Los Angeles, focusing on the aviation industry in the area. These photos are far from his landscape photography that is widely recognized by many. In the 1960’s, he donated the photos to the Los Angeles Public Library stating that he none of the photos he took were good enough. Several of these photos will be on display at an upcoming exhibition. See the detail s below. Meanwhile, let’s take a look at a few of the photographs that will be featured on the exhibition.

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Drkrm Gallery
727 S. Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA
February 18, 2012 – March 17, 2012

Sources used for this article include Flavorwire and drkrm.

written by jeanmendoza on 2012-02-05 #news #black-and-white #los-angeles #photography #exhibition #1940-s #ansel-adams

One Comment

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    I agree with Ansel, none of it are good, except the tree way that shows us his natural skills for landscape :)

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