Mary Virginia Swanson Lecture "Ansel Adams: Advocate For American Photography"

Ansel Adams: Advocate for American Photography

Thursday May 12, 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Charlottesville Senior Center
1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Free and open to the public

LOOK3 Executive Director Mary Virginia Swanson’s lecture “Ansel Adams: Advocate for American Photography” charts Adams’ path as a both passionate photographer and environmental activist. Swanson worked closely with Ansel Adams during her tenure as director of education at The Friends of Photography (1980-1984), an organization that Adams co-founded and served as Chair of the Board of Directors until his death in 1984. She will discuss Adams’s life-long contributions to the broad acceptance of photography as an art form and will chart his passion for sharing his love of the medium throughout his career. Highlights will include Adams’s role in establishing a permanent Department of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art and as teacher and mentor to many of today’s most respected photographers.  

Directions to the Senior Center: Going north on 29, turn right at the stop light at Greenbrier Drive. (As a landmark, there is a large Shell gas station on the left side of 29.) Turn right at the first street on the right, called Pepsi Place. Make an immediate left turn into the large parking lot for the Senior Center. The address is 1180 Pepsi Place on the corner of Pepsi Place and Greenbrier Drive.