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Ilse Bing, the “The Queen of Leica”

                                        Ilse Bing’s photograph, Paris, Eiffel Tower with Branches, was taken in 1933 during the midst of her own self-discovery. Bing was born into an upper middle class Jewish family in Germany in 1899. Her family […]

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Ansel Adams, “Winnowing Grain, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico”

Adams’s photograph, Winnowing  Grain, Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, accentuates the sculptural qualities of adobe building: the pueblo’s layered cubic forms, and its deeply shadowed doors and windows. The photograph encourages the viewer’s eye to trace the network of ladders running up through the pueblo’s stories.  The brightest point of the photograph, however, is the stream […]

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Lena Herzog

Lena Herzog’s Long Draw series is a project aimed at restoring the reputation of Friedrich von Egloffstein (1824-1885), a cartographer and artist on the first expedition of the Grand Canyon. Led by Joseph Ives in 1857, the team took a steamboat up the Colorado River to document and map what is now known as the […]

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Ansel Adams, “Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine”

Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine is a testament to Adams’ technique. Adams’ careful attention to natural light while shooting, as well as his work in the dark room, showcases a full spectrum of values and highlights.

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The Big Picture: Photographs and Archives of Aperture Cofounder Go to Scripps

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Ansel Adams Museum Set: Stunning Addition to the Scripps Collection

Between 1978 and his death in 1984, Ansel Adams created a special inventory of photographic prints of the pieces he considered to be his finest and most iconic. One of these sets has found a home at Scripps.

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Todd Walker

Todd Walker’s career in photography began as a teen at RKO studios in the early 1930s, polishing the floors that Fred Astaire danced on. He went on to become a celebrated photographer who pushed the medium beyond defined boundaries.

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Michael Kenna

This juxtaposition of man-made objects to the natural world displaces the viewer’s focus away from the natural elements to the manmade, ultimately creating a sense of balance. Kenna continues to baffle the viewer through his interesting use of perspective.

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Journeys End in Art Lovers’ Meeting: The Annual Scripps Collectors’ Circle

The conservation of the Shakespeare reliefs on campus was one project that received financial support at the annual meeting of the Scripps Collectors’ Circle. Members also voted to include photography, Japanese paintings, ceramics and artists’ books to the College’s collection of artworks.

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Nancy Macko

Macko came to a new understanding of the life cycle as a continuous process, rather than a series of discrete stages. Macko’s work encourages the viewer to join in this realization—to stop looking at childhood, youth, adulthood, and old age as separate phases, and to instead see the beautiful and surprising ways life’s phases overlap.

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