In a career that spanned over five decades, Ansel Adams was at once America's foremost landscape photographer and one of its most ardent environmentalists. A passionate appreciation of natural beauty became an integral part of his portfolio. A master photographer, teacher, and environmentalist, the profound impact of his work continues to expand as each generation discovers the luminous beauty of his art.
In his early years in Yosemite, Ansel Adams formed the habit of writing letters at every opportunity. Among the family, friends, and colleagues with whom he corresponded rank such eminent names as Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand and Jimmy Carter.