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How Ansel Adams snapped a money-spinner

Dec 04, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

Ansel Adams is widely considered the most popular and the most influential landscape photographer in history. "Few bodies of work transcend the museum and enter the wider public consciousness, but Adams's has done," the art book publisher, Phaidon, has observed.

"His black-and-white images of vast, sparse and distant landscapes adorn calendars, fridge magnets and countless other gift shop items. His prints sit in doctors' surgeries and dentists' waiting rooms not just in the US but through...