First Light: Five Photographer's in the Yosemite Backcountry
Ansel Adams led regular trips into the Yosemite backcountry as part of his efforts to protect this rare instance of unspoiled nature and, as a result, introduced thousands to its beauty. Following his example, the Yosemite Fund asked five well-known Yosemite photographers to once again bring the wonders of the wilderness to the general public, and create an archive of fine-art Yosemite images that would be used as iconic representations of the park.
For five years, Charles Cramer, Karl Kroeber, Scot Miller, Mike Osborne, and Keith S. Walklet, spent a part of their summers in Yosemite’s wilderness region, which covers more than one thousand square miles of almost indescribable raw beauty, and the camaraderie that developed between them is evident in the reminiscences and musings that accompany their photographs. The result of this uncommon collaboration is a book of glorious prints, each imbued with its creator’s distinct style.
The Ansel Adams Gallery First Light Exhibit runs until August 19. We will feature work from all five photographers, as well as have them all on hand for a reception and book signing July 17 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.