16 of Ansel Adams’ Magnificent Photos Nest Inside a New USPS Stamp Collection — Colossal

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16 of Ansel Adams’ Magnificent Photos Nest Inside a New USPS Stamp Collection — Colossal




Photography

#Ansel Adams
#landscapes
#stamps

March 11, 2024

Grace Ebert

16 black and white photos on a postage stamp grid

All images courtesy of USPS

A devoted conservationist, Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was known for photographing the beauty and grandeur of the American West, entangling his art and advocacy into awe-inspiring images. He pioneered an approach to the medium that documented his subject matter with exquisite clarity and a full tonal range. Whether zeroing in on a single, slick road in northern California or watching a thundercloud roil across the Sierra Nevada, his black-and-white photos offer a stunning glimpse at the wide expanses and myriad textures of the American landscape.

Despite their monumental subject matter, sixteen of Adams’ photos will squeeze inside the tiny confines of a USPS forever stamp for a new collection. The series is slated for release this spring and contains several of his most well-known images from Yosemite to Denali. Celebrating Adams’ contributions to both photography and environmental activism, the stamps make such an unprecedented approach more widely accessible.

The collection will be available on May 15.

 

4 black and white photos on colorful envelopes

4 black and white photos on colorful envelopes

4 black and white photos on colorful envelopes

4 black and white photos on colorful envelopes

a detail shot of a grid of black and white photo stamps with ansel adams photographer 1902-1984 at the top

#Ansel Adams
#landscapes
#stamps

 

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