1902 – He was born on the 20th of February in San Francisco, California.
1906 – He was tossed face-first into a garden wall in an aftershock from the San Francisco earthquake and
breaking his nose.
1915 – He disliked the uniformity of the education system and left school.
1914 – He was educated by private tutors.
1919 – He joined the Sierra Club, a group dedicated to preserving the natural world’s wonders and resources.
1927 – He first found that he could make photographs that were, in his own words.
1930 – He created a limited-edition book of his very own photography, leading him to believe in a world
outside his own artistic nature.
1932 – He had a one-man show at the M.H. de Young Museum in San Francisco, in which he displayed 80
photographs in three galleries.
1952 – He was one of the founders of the magazine Aperture.
1963 – He and Nancy Newhall accepted a commission from Clark Kerr, the President of the University of
California, to produce a series of photographs of the University’s campuses to commemorate
its centennial celebration.
1966 – He was elected in a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science.
1967 – The collection, titled "Fiat Lux" after the University’s motto, was published and now resides in
the Museum of Photography at the University of California, Riverside.
1984 – He died on the 22nd of April from heart failure aggravated by cancer.