CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2012 |
Eleanor Callahan, whose ever-changing image became a sensitively nuanced chapter of photography history — composed of pictures taken over more than 50 years by her husband, Harry Callahan — died Tuesday in an Atlanta hospice. She was 95. The cause was cancer, said her daughter, Barbara Callahan. The couple met on a blind date in 1933, when Eleanor was a secretary at Chrysler Motors in Detroit and Harry was a clerk at the firm. They were married three years later, forging a remarkably close relationship that lasted until Harry's death in 1999 and produced hundreds of imaginatively composed black-and-white portraits.
January 8, 2012
To learn more For information on photography classes offered by the Ansel Adams Gallery, go to http://www.anseladams.com . The free photo walks are offered at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and are limited to 15 people. The children's photo walk - which is open to adults - is offered only in summer. Call (209) 372-4413 to reserve space.
January 8, 2012 |
"Great shot," my friend said. "Yeah, my Canon G10 is really smart. " After two years of mumbling, "Shutter speed, ISO -- I don't know," as I put my camera in auto (or "idiot-proof") mode, it seemed time for me to know as much about photography as my camera knew. So recently I headed to Yosemite National Park and the Ansel Adams Gallery, which offers free camera walks, as well as photo classes and multi-day workshops for a fee, taught by staff photographers. Many of the iconic Yosemite photos I adore were shot by Adams, who died in 1984, and I thought a lesson here would be the nearest thing to learning from the man himself.
March 15, 2011 |
Ending a legal dispute that began last summer, Rick Norsigian has agreed to stop using Ansel Adams' name, likeness, or the "Ansel Adams" trademark as he continues to sell prints and posters of Yosemite and coastal California that he has long contended document "lost negatives" shot by the great nature photographer. Norsigian has spent the last decade trying to prove that the 65 old-fashioned glass-plate negatives he bought at a Fresno garage sale were taken by Adams in the 1920s and 1930s and represent a previously missing chapter in the photographer's oeuvre.
September 10, 2010 |
Works from the three leading players in this summer's big art-photography controversy will be hung in a Los Angeles gallery on Saturday for a brief exhibition aimed at giving folks a chance to see what the hubbub is all about, and decide for themselves. One is Ansel Adams, America's greatest nature photographer, who'll be represented by about 20 prints — hand-developed and signed by Adams himself and guaranteed to be authentic by the Duncan Miller Gallery in West Los Angeles, which is putting on the show.
September 1, 2010 |
Breaking a silence it had maintained during a monthlong controversy, the leading archive housing Ansel Adams' photographs has disputed Rick Norsigian's claim that old-fashioned glass-plate negatives he bought at a garage sale in Fresno represent a "lost" chapter in the great nature photographer's career. "We have no reason to believe that these negatives are, in fact, the work of Ansel Adams," said the statement issued Tuesday by the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson.