Ansel Adams - The Teton Range & Snake River, Wyoming,
ANSEL ADAMS (1902-1984)
The Tetons and the Snake River, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Printed circa third quarter 20th c.
12" x 15"
The picture was taken from an elevated point of view and depicts the Snake River in a mountainous valley. A dramatically lit black-and-white photograph depicts a large river, which snakes from the bottom right to the center left of the picture. Dark evergreen trees cover the steep left bank of the river, and lighter deciduous trees cover the right. In the top half of the frame, there is a tall mountain range, dark but clearly covered in snow. The sky is overcast in parts, but only partly cloudy in others, and the sun shines through to illuminate the scene and reflect off the river in these places. This is arguably Adam's most famous piece.