A baseball game at the Manzanar Relocation Center for Japanese Americans, near Owens Valley, California. Photograph by Ansel Adams, 1943.
Award-winning photographic artist and environmentalist, Ansel Adams’ career took off in 1941 when the U.S. government hired him to photograph the country’s national parks. His awe-inspiring works reveal his technical mastery and rank Adams among the world’s most acclaimed landscape photographers. His promotion of photography as fine art helped to establish a permanent photography department at the New York Metropolitan Museum. A staunch champion of wilderness preservation, Adams helped foster an environmental consciousness during his 37-year tenure on the Sierra Club’s Board of Directors.