"Ansel Adams" takes a new look at the work of this important and influential photographer through approximately 125 images drawn from The Lane Collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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An Adams black-and-white is photography at its most technical: It depends on knowing everything there is to know about a film stock's "characteristic curve" and "spectral sensitivity graph" and other photographic esoterica. Ask anyone who's mastered Adams's famous Zone System -- a kind of 10-step program for perfect photographic exposure -- and they'll speak of long nights in the darkroom and eyes blurred from formulas.
ANSEL ADAMS at the Corcoran Gallery in DC