The Adams family, Matthew, Michael and Jeanne have graciously loaned to Mumm Napa twenty-seven gelatin silver prints created by Ansel Adams. This collection includes many of Ansel's most famous photographs including Monolith, the Face of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, Winter Sunrise from Lone Pine, and Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.
Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco in 1902 and grew up in a remote area of the city overlooking the Golden Gate. In 1916, he visited Yosemite with his family and was stunned by his first view of the Valley. Adams documented the trip with a Kodak Brownie camera, a gift from his father, and began his journey toward becoming one of the most influential photographers of the twentieth century. Adams’ boundless energy served him well during his 60-year career. He made more than 40,000 photographs, among which were not only iconic images but also the bread-and-butter of a working photographer. His technical expertise was legendary, and he was a prolific writer of articles and books, many of which set standards for generations of photographers.
Visit Mumm Napa to experience this extraordinary collection, entitled Poetry of Light.