About Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams, Photographer, Conservationist

“At one with the power of the American landscape, and renowned for the patient skill and timeless beauty of his work, photographer Ansel Adams has been a visionary in his efforts to preserve this country’s wild and scenic areas, both on film and on Earth. Drawn to the beauty of nature’s monuments, he is regarded by environmentalists as a monument himself, and by photographers as a national institution. It is through his foresight and fortitude that so much of America has been saved for future Americans.”

President James E. Carter
Presenting Ansel Adams with the
Presidential Medal of Freedom

Ansel Adams Defined the Modern Environmental Movement

Read Ansel’s 1968 speech to the DNC As we celebrate Earth Day this year we are reminded of the diligence required to affect change. Today the environment continues to be attacked and the clock is being turned back on progress on many fronts. Ansel Adams spent decades in the battle to protect our…


View slideshows of Ansel Adams' photographic images. Including his famous "Iconic" images and scenes from Yosemite National Park.


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Learn about the life of Ansel Adams as a Photographer, Conservationist and California native.


Tour Ansel Adam’s Home and Darkroom, and see videos about his life and images.