On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was held. Since then, people all over the world have made promises to help save the environment. We all recognize there are problems we need to work on and this is our special day to look at the planet and see what needs changing.
Ansel Adams realized that too. In an article on Ansel Adams and the Environment, Robert Turnage writes, "Ansel Adams will be remembered for his wide range of conservation activities and his inspirational commitment over more than half a century. But his foremost contribution to 'the American Earth' has been the remarkable impact of his photography on the consciousness of Americans".
April 22nd also marks the 25th anniversary of Ansel Adams' passing. Those of us working for The Ansel Adams Gallery feel his presence on a daily basis. Today, and everyday, we honor his commitment to the park, and to the environment.
May everyday be Earth Day!