Alan Ross on Ansel Adams
Venice, CA—The G2 Gallery is pleased to welcome renowned photographer Alan Ross who will present a talk on his friend, mentor, and one-time employer, Ansel Adams on Saturday, March 31, at 3:30 PM.
Alan Ross is a renowned photographer who worked side-by-side with Ansel Adams as his photographic assistant and who knows Adams’s approach and technique perhaps better than any other photographer today. He was personally selected by Adams to be the exclusive printer of the Yosemite Special Edition Photographs in 1975, an assignment Alan continues to this day, making each print by hand from Adams’ original negatives using traditional darkroom techniques. In his autobiography, Adams stated that Ross "makes the images with sensitivity...and interprets them as closely as possible to my original fine prints." Ross’s talk will survey Adams's landscapes, as well as lesser known subjects, including his portraiture, commercial work and socially conscious documentary photography.
The talk is presented in conjunction with The G2 Gallery’s exhibit Ansel Adams: Open to the Public, consisting of 22 images from our national parks and Adams’s home state of California, including his iconic Mount Williamson. In 2007, Ross made a pilgrimage to Manzanar where Adams captured the now famous image of Mount Williamson and noticed some discrepancies between and Adams’s account of the how the image was captured from atop his car. Although many of Adams’s images were taken from this vantage point, Ross states of Mount Williamson, “he can’t have done that with this image.” Ross will show how and why and share many other stories about Ansel Adams at The G2 Gallery on March 31, 2012. To attend, please RSVP at http://is.gd/alanross. Admission is $5 at the door and all proceeds will benefit the Sierra Club.