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Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

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Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Ansel Adams
American, 1902–1984

Date

1941

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Accession #

74.108

Dimensions

15 1/4 x 19 5/8 inches

Location

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Description

Adams, who was known for his technical skill, timed the exposure of this image perfectly to capture the juxtaposition of the moon with the brightly lit crosses of the foreground. Taken in late afternoon, Adams found a fleeting moment of exquisite lighting. He intended this work to be his contribution to the war effort as he was looking to portray a heroic image to remind Americans what was at stake at home.

Credit

Purchase in honor of Mrs. C. Peter Siegenthaler, President of the Members Guild, 1974-1975

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