Ansel Adams: At the Water's Edge

Edited by Phillip Prodger
Essays by
Phillip Prodger and Rebecca A. Senf

Ansel Adams was drawn to the subject of water in all its forms—rain, fog, mist, clouds, ice, and snow. He photographed water's effects on tide pools, weathered architecture, and erosion patterns. His fascination with surf and crashing waves shows in his renderings of waterfalls in the High Sierra. In the famous Surf Sequence (c.1940), Adams often photographed water in ways that embrace motion and time as modern themes.

The publication accompanies the exhibition Ansel Adams: At the Water’s Edge on view at the Peabody Essex Museum from June 9 through October 8, 2012.

Phillip Prodger is the former Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex Museum. Rebecca A. Senf is the Norton Family Curator of Photography at the Center for Creative Photography.


SKU # 25812
10.9”h x 10.5”w
Peabody Essex Museum, 2012
ISBN 9780875772257
164 pages with 105 illustrations