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Ansel Adams

By Wan Chi Lau

The Ansel Adams Exhibition opens on August 21 (this Sunday) at the MFA.  This exhibit, sponsored by RBC Dain Rauscher, features a wide range of Adam's photographs from the Lane Collection.

RainyDayMagazine got a first hand look of this amazing exhibit this week.  As Saundra Lane said at the preview..."This is an exhibit I've been waiting 30 years for and it's now finally here!". 

After going through the show, we had a chance to chat with Saundra Lane about her impressions of Ansel Adams.  She thought, had he been alive today, he would have been a big fan of digital photography, especially with digital's ability to manipulate tone and contrast.  Adams himself, trained as a classical pianist, had always view the negative as the "score" and the print as the "performance".  With his ability to "pre-visualize" how he wanted his final output, Adams would have loved being able to do the equivalent of the darkroom "dodging and burning" in creating his images in the digital domain.

The exhibit will be at the MFA until the end of December.  We urge you to go on Sunday and go back often... there is so much in the photographs that one cannot possibly see everything in one visit.


Other MFA Reviews:

- Yachts

- Speed

- Lethal Elegance




Photography by Wan Chi Lau      
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