“When I ask my students to name a favorite photographer, 75 percent say Ansel Adams.
Really? That many of you relate so closely to a black and white, large format, traditional landscape photographer from forty years ago? Or is it because he is the most well known and easily named photographer of our time? When I jump to the next question, “Why do you like Ansel Adams?” I hear crickets chirping, dead silence.
“Uh, because it’s pretty?”