All well known photographers have to start somewhere. We’ve all seen the landscapes. But Ansel Adams as a street photographer? Who knew!

Although well-respected by the 1930s, the famous landscape photographer could not have sustained his Sierra series, for example, if it were not supplemented by commercial work. According to the Ansel Adams Gallery: “Clients ran the gamut, including the Yosemite concessionaire … Kodak, Zeiss, IBM, AT&T, a small women’s college, a dried fruit company, and Life, Fortune … in short, everything from portraits to catalogues to Coloramas.”

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