Monday, November 9, 2009

Upcoming New Exbibit in Yosemite- Reception for Alan Ross

A new exhibit entitled Visions of Yosemite and the West featuring the black and white silver gelatin photographs of Alan Ross opens November 17th.

After his 1971 graduation from the University of California, Berkeley, with a BA in Design/Photography, Alan Ross began his illustrious career in photography serving as assistant in the M. Halberstadt studio in San Francisco. As an apprentice there he practiced black-and-white and color illustration photography, general studio, and darkroom techniques. After three years of studio work, he started freelancing as a commercial photographer until joining Ansel Adams in Carmel as his photographic assistant from 1974-79.

Alan regards himself as a classicist with regard to his photographic approach, but not a purist. His work in the last twenty-five years has been mostly with an 8×10 view camera, but he has no philosophical objection to digital photography or “point-and-shoot” cameras. Alan's beautiful images of Yosemite the American West will be on display at the Gallery in Yosemite until January 3, 2010.

The Gallery in Yosemite will host a reception for Alan following the the Moon and Half Dome programs on Saturday, November 28 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.

A reminder: An"encore" of Ansel's much-loved photograph of the Moon and Half Dome, originally made in December 1960, will take place in the afternoon on Saturday, November 28 at 4:04 pm. Special programs led by our staff photographers begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information or to register, please go to our website.


Anonymous said...

Good Day!

Nothing beats being there, but...for the many thousands of us unable to attend, are there plans to videotape the Nov. 28th class session for the Moon and Half Dome Encore? Alternatively, are there plans for a web cam to be situated at the appropriate spot, to allow remote viewing? Thank you!

The Ansel Adams Gallery said...

We do intend to videotape the class program, the moonrise, the reception that evening, and post on our blog and website. For viewing in realtime we suggest you go to the Yosemite Association's Ahwahnee Meadow wemcam. Should be a excellent view! Here is the link.