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    "Ansel Adams in Our Time"

    ...will be at the Boston MFA from December 13, 2018 – February 24, 2019.

    https://www.mfa.org/exhibitions/ansel-adams-in-our-time

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    Re: "Ansel Adams in Our Time"

    I was hoping you were among the 20 present-day photographers in the show.
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    Re: "Ansel Adams in Our Time"

    Thank you for the notice Oren. I will certainly have to see this show.
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    Re: "Ansel Adams in Our Time"

    I saw the show yesterday afternoon. It's very large, plenty of material to see. It occupies the entire Gund gallery, which is the basement-level space underneath the atrium between the old buildings and the new Art of the Americas wing. The individual rooms are organized by themes - National Parks, San Francisco, Southwest, etc. I'm happy to report that the layout is well-spaced and the illumination throughout is adequate to see the prints clearly.

    The Adams material, drawn from the Lane collection, is a mix of greatest hits and less familiar material, small and large prints, and early, mid and late work. There are at least a couple of examples of two renderings of the same negative, which are very nice for close study. Also included is a set of the Parmelian Prints.

    The complementary work was chosen to show how others have approached the same themes. The photographers represented range from pre-Adams (e.g. Carleton Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge) to photographers still active, and the styles from classical large format realism to avant-garde digital conceptual work. Both color and B&W are included, as well as a range of capture and print media. Some items that stood out for me were a selection of Mark Klett's re-photography work, a group of three 7x17 platinum prints of southwestern scenes by Lois Conner, and a set of beautifully-executed B&W silver prints from Mark Ruwedel's "Westward the Course of Empire" series.

    Also, a special bonus for Forum folk: two large prints from Bryan Schutmaat's "Grays the Mountain Sends" series, showing panoramic views of... Tonopah, NV!

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    Re: "Ansel Adams in Our Time"

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    the 20 present-day photographers in the show.
    Haven't seen the show, but I never grow weary of Ansel Adams --spent hours with a roomful of his prints just last week. Every time I see a collection of Adams' prints I marvel at his talents as artist and craftsman. Despite his great world-wide fame and influence I always come away after a visit with his work thinking that the man is still underrated, and I think often mis-appreciated, too.

    But at least the video preview of the supplementary contemporary aspect of the exhibition, astonishingly, highlights only certain confused interpretations, which actually suggest an Anti-Adams-in-our-Time show.
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    Article on Ansel Adams

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/a...rt%20%20Design

    I've merged this as the linked article is a review of the Boston show. -- Oren
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