Ansel Adams Photograph of the Smokies

Ansel Adams Smokies Photo

 

The Knoxville Museum of Art announced the acquisition of Dawn, Autumn Forest,
Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
(1948) by American photographer Ansel
Adams
. Adams (1902-1984) is best known for his timeless black-and-white images
of Yosemite National Park and other natural wonders of the American West.

In
1948, he traveled to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to take photographs as part of a
Guggenheim Fellowship on America’s national parks and monuments. This was his first and only time in Tennessee – no mention if he was ever in North Carolina.

I took the photograph from the Knoxville Art Museum site. It’s quite dark but I would not dare retouch an Ansel Adams print.

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