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Spotlight on life and work of Ansel Adams

Stephanie Sutcliffe

A 2002 biographical documentary film, Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film, comes to the screen at Bahrain Cinema Club, Juffair tonight from 7pm.

The screening is being held in co-operation with the US Embassy as part of the Discover America Week which runs until tomorrow.

Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist who died in 1984, aged 82.

His black and white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books and the Internet.

The film follows Adams through his early and very difficult childhood in San Francisco and the great influence his father had on his life to his first trip to Yosemite when he was 14 years old.

After receiving a Kodak camera as a gift from his father on the trip to the national park, we watch Adams grow from an amateur photographer to an up-and-coming success in his field.

We also learn of his musical talents and how he invested himself completely into both photography and music at different times in his life.

The film was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Documentary.

Call 39682323 for further information.

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