Color Photography

Adams was known mostly for his boldly printed, large format black-and-white images, but he also worked extensively with color. However, he preferred black-and-white photography, which he believed could be manipulated to produce a wide range of bold, expressive tones, and he felt constricted by the rigidity of the color process. Most of his color work was done on assignments, and he did not consider his color work to be important or expressive, even explicitly forbidding any posthumous exploitation of his color work.

Adams, The Grand Canyon.

Sunrise, Death Valley.

Alloy, West Virginia.