OKLAHOMA CITY (KOKH) — The world-renowned photographer Ansel Adams is credited for what is now known as the modern environmental movement. Adams relied on his photography to depict well-frequented tourist areas as pristine wildernesses, to be protected for the benefit of humanity.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OKCMOA) is showcasing some of Adams' work as well as thirty nine photographs by twelve other artists, including Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Eliot Porter, Laura Gilpin, Philip Hyde, and William Garnett.
The artists featured in this exhibition followed Adams’ example and developed personal bonds with America’s wild places. Each relied on photography to convey a distinct vision of the land. Their work showcases the natural beauty of our nation’s parks and nature captured throughout California, Washington, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.
The exhibit will be at the OKCMOA through May 26. For more details or tours, visit www.okcmoa.com
*Mount Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1944. Photograph by Ansel Adams
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas V. Duncan
The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust