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Ansel Adams: Activism through art
Ansel Adams’s photographs are some of our nation’s most recognizable images of the American West. Adams was an activist and an artist, and his signature black-and-white photographs were influential in the creation of new national parks and wilderness preservation efforts. In 1941 Adams was commissioned by the Department of the Interior to create a photo mural for its building in Washington, DC, with the theme “nature as exemplified and protected in the U.S. National Parks.” The project was halted because of World War II and finally completed in 2010
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