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Adams, Ansel Easton

Born: 1902 AD
Died: 1984 AD, at 82 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Photographers


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.


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