Thursday, January 05, 2006

Ansel Adams, the best-known of American photographers, touched the world with beauty and a sense of conservation

Watching parts of the PBS film Ansel Adams we can open a window on studies of wildlife, natural places and art.

Please see adams.

Adams was an artist who proves the value of photography in social studies. His photos helped convince Congress to set aside more wild land in California as part of the protected National Parks system.

Both he and Louisiana photog Clarence John Laughlin were school dropouts. Both were intelligent and well-read. Both were a bit wacked and proved to be deeply artistic.

Of the two it seems Adams has garnered the love of vast number of Anericans. Laughlin appeals to those who love Louisiana and New Orleans.

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