Event: Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea
Location: National Maritime Museum, SE10
The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich is showing a retrospective exhibition Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea on America’s best known 20th century landscape photographer.
Ansel Adams was a pioneer in the area of landscape photography and is most famous for his vast wildernesses and mountain landscapes photographed in black and white.
This exhibition focuses on his pictures of water, with photographs of crashing waterfalls, rapids, geysers, raging rivers and icescapes, as well as some of his most famous images, such as Clearing Winter Storm and Yosemite and the first photograph he took aged 14 in 1915.
The National Maritime Museum has a large permanent collection of objects relating to Britain’s maritime history, including Nelson’s uniform that he wore at the Battle of Trafalgar, ship models, maritime charts and ships’ figureheads. There is also an exhibition on naval caricatures until Feb 2013, and an exhibition on the Arctic Convoys that Allied forces undertook to Russia during World War II.
Greenwich is home to the recently reopened Cutty Sark ship, as well as the Royal Observatory and the Meridian line.