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Something you should see… Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea

Ansel Adams

We’re pretty keen on photography at Tcé. It has grown during its one hundred or so years into an essential art form that empowers millions, allowing people the opportunity to represent themselves, their situation (and conversely be represented). Ansel Adams is one of the key figures in American photographic history and that’s why we think this exhibition is essential viewing. Working predominantly in the 1940s Adam’s is most well known for his sublime American landscape images. This particular exhibition is thematic of its location and focuses on his preoccupation with water.

Ansel Adams

If you haven’t been to the Maritime museum and you didn’t watch the equestrian events during the Olympics (or that’s the story you’re telling your friends anyway), then prepare to be impressed. The building dates back to the 1800s and it’s safe to say, it’s pretty grand, making it so suited to the dramatic and awe-inspiring images Adams is so famous for. The exhibition consists of 100 original prints and illustrates his passion for how water moves and exists within nature. His photographic murals will also be displaying reaching a fantastic 3 metres high.

The power of nature has certainly been felt in America recently – the cause of which is often cited as climate change. If there are any doubters of what climate change signals the end of, then this is the exhibition to convince them – the beauty of nature in all its power and glory. (Words: Laura Thornley)

From 9 November 2012–28 April 2013 at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. For more info visit:


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