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Ansel Adams

Photographer Ansel Adams

Profession: Photographer

United States of America

Biography: Famous for his black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, which have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and books.

Born: February 20, 1902
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: April 22, 1984 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Cardiovascular disease

Married Life

  • 1928-01-02 Photographer Ansel Adams (25) weds Virginia Best in Yosemite Valley

Historical Events

  • 1941-11-01 Ansel Adams shoots 'Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico', one of his most famous photographs

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