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Ansel Adams

A black-and-white photograph of Yosemite Valley taken by Ansel Adams


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Doug Fogelson

Not only a well-known photographer who documented the American landscape for Sierra Club and the United States Department of the Interior, Ansel Adams was also a dedicated advocate for environmental conservation. As a youth, Adams worked summer jobs in Yosemite Valley, doing a lot of hiking, camping, and photographing that led to deeper trips into the wilderness to create photographs of National Parks. He was awarded with the Sierra Club’s John Muir Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and an award for conservation was established in his name by the Wilderness Society.

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