Manzanar: The Wartime Photographs of Ansel Adams
MANZANAR: THE WARTIME PHOTOGRAPHS
OF ANSEL ADAMS
OF ANSEL ADAMS
April 1 – July 25, 2021
Adams’s Manzanar photographs, created in 1943, are a departure from his signature style of landscape photography and serve as documentation of the American concentration camp in California. The series was originally shown in the exhibition BORN FREE AND EQUAL: An Exhibition of Ansel Adams Photographs, organized by the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art, History and Science in 1984. The photographs document a dark period for America and serve as a reminder “about an unfortunate moment in our country’s history that must be better understood. It also should serve as a warning as to what can occur when emotion and fear overwhelm clarity and courage.”
Also included in the exhibition are more than twenty-five various photographs, documents, and works of art that further record this era.
This exhibition was organized by Photographic Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA and presented in memory of Shizuo Tsujihara.
Sponsored in part by The Clark Foundation, Nellie & Robert Gipson, Mr. Tom Morgan & Ms. Erna J. Morgan McReynolds, NYCM Insurance, and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas O. Putnam.
A Discussion with Ansel Adams’ Son, Michael Adams
Join Michael Adams for an engaging & enlightening discussion of the life and work of his father, photographer Ansel Adams, live via Zoom.
Tuesday, July 20, at 7:00 PM EDT
Tickets are $9 for Museum Members, $10 for non-Members.
Find more info and registration here…
(Quote from Robert Flynn Johnson, Curator Emeritus, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)