Clearing Winter Storm, Ansel Adams, 1940.
Ilford Photo are set to play a pivotal part in one of the most important photography exhibitions to take place in the UK in recent years.
In keeping with its commitment to safeguarding analogue photography in an increasingly digital world, the specialist monochrome business of Harman technology Limited is providing sponsorship in the form of films, paper and chemistry to acclaimed Scottish photographer Lindsay Robertson for his exhibition in support of Ansel Adams’ Celebration of Genius.
Lindsay paved the way for this unique event whilst a resident at the prestigious Hermitage Artists Retreat in Florida and secured the arrangement in direct recognition of the quality of his own work. He has been a successful fine art photographer for over 35 years, during which time he has always maintained his passion for Scottish landscapes. For this particular exhibition, he will display some of these dramatic images along with those of American landscapes.
Ansel Adams meanwhile needs no introduction. As one of the most internationally acclaimed photographers in history, his work is widely known through appearing in countless books and on innumerable postcards, posters and calendars. Appearing courtesy of the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film, the 150 strong original collection being shown spans Adams’ work from the 1920s to the 1960s and includes an early 1927 portfolio of Parmelian prints - one of only fifty produced.
Known as Ansel Adams: Celebration of Genius, the exhibition is part of a series to celebrate Ansel Adams’ position as the great master of photography and to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth in 1902. This is the first time such a large collection of his work has been outside of the United States.
Commenting on the event, Lindsay Robertson said: “I am delighted to have brought the Ansel Adams: Celebration of Genius exhibition to the UK. It’s a historic moment for me – and for anyone with a love of silver halide photography. As such, it’s only fitting that Ilford Photo is a part of it.”
The exhibition takes place at the Edinburgh City Art Centre from 8th February to 20th April 2008.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit the Ansel Adams website.