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- About this Collection
- Background and Scope
- Selected Bibliography
- Ansel Adams Book: Born Free and Equal
- Cataloging the Collection
- Chronology - Ansel Adams
- Chronology - Exhibition and Publication of the Manzanar Photos
- Digitizing the Collection
- Collection Highlights
- Related Resources
- Rights And Restrictions
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Ansel Adams Chronology
|February 20, 1902||Born in San Francisco, California.|
|1916||First trip to Yosemite.
First camera - Kodak No. 1 Box Camera.
|1927||Published his first photographic portfolio, Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras.|
|January 2, 1928||Married Virginia Best.|
|1931||Pictorial Photographs of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, a one-person exhibition, opened at the Smithsonian Institution.|
|August 1, 1933||Son Michael born in Yosemite.|
|1934||Elected to the Sierra Club Board of Directors.|
|March 8, 1935||Daughter Anne born in San Francisco.|
|1936||Exhibited photographs at Alfred Stieglitz's An American Place Gallery.|
|1937||Fire in Yosemite studio destroyed many of Adams's negatives.|
|1940||Adams selected as vice chairman of the new photography department at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Organized A Pageant of Photography at the San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition.
Hired by the Interior Department to photograph national parks and monuments.
Developed the Zone System of exposure.
Photographed Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.
|1943||Photographed at Manzanar War Relocation Center.|
|1944||Exhibited his photographs at the Manzanar Relocation Center.
Published Born Free and Equal: The Story of Loyal Japanese-Americans.
Exhibited Manzanar photographs at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
|1946||Awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship.|
|1960||This Is the American Earth published with text by Nancy Newhall.|
|1963||Retrospective exhibition, The Eloquent Light, at the M.
H. de Young Museum in San Francisco (the largest exhibit of a single photographer
Began three-year project to photograph the University of California system.
Published Portfolio IV, What Majestic Word.
|1971||Resigned from Sierra Club board.|
|1979||Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to produce the official portrait of President Jimmy Carter.|
|1980||Received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.|
|April 22, 1984||Died in Carmel, California.|