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.
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.