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Ansel Adams, Out of Yosemite and Into L.A.

The Ansel Adams that everyone knows is the one that shot exquisite, marvelously detailed black-and-whites of natural phenomena. Think of Half Dome, or Old Faithful – the definitive images of them are still Adams’. He wasn’t solely a landscape junkie, however, as evidenced by the new exhibition up at the drkrm gallery in Los Angeles. Simply called Ansel Adams Los Angeles, the sixty photos in the show are drawn from the L.A. Public Library’s Adams collection, and though Adams didn’t think much of the photos at the time, these shots of circa-1939 Los Angeles could very easily net the library a lot of money, and what better gift can a library receive these days? (FULL ARTICLE: Mike Boehm, Culture Monster, Los Angeles Times)