“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” Ansel Adams
Atlas Gallery is delighted to present Ansel Adams: Landscapes of the American West, an exhibition of works by the celebrated landscape photographer and environmental activist. This is the first time for many that a significant body of Adams work will be exhibited in a London gallery. The exhibition opening on Thursday 29th November will coincide with the Chiltern Street Christmas Evening reflecting its 2018 focus on environmental consciousness.
Landscapes of the American West demonstrates Adams’s technical mastery and innate sensitivity to nature. It features some of Adams’s most dramatic and recognisable images including the haunting Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941 in which a solitary moon hovers over wraithlike clouds blanketing a valley near Española in Santa Fe. ‘I felt at the time that it was an wrote. ‘There seems to sense of satisfaction when the shutter is released for certain exposures.’ No two prints of Adams’s photographs are exactly the same and Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico varied over the years as he ‘sought more intensity of light and richness of values.’