Deadline is Aug. 30th, How has Ansel Adams influenced contemporary photographers work? http://www.avenue9gallery.com/ UNDER THE INFLUENCE: ANSEL ADAMS AND HIS LEGACY “A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.”-- Ansel Adams Avenue 9 Gallery, Chico, California, invites you to submit photographs for the juried group exhibition, “Under The Influence: Ansel Adams and His Legacy.” The exhibit will explore the many ways in which Adams has influenced generations of photographers. “Under the influence” runs October 17th – November 22nd in conjunction with California State University Chico’s celebration of Adams’ art, featuring the exhibition “Nature and Spirit: the Landscape Photographs of Ansel Adams” from Alison Jaques’ (granddaughter) collection and an exhibition of Ira Latour photographs at the 1078 Gallery. Guest speakers at the University on four consecutive October Thursdays are Michael Adams (Adams' son), Byron Wolfe, Linda Conner, and Tom Patton. These events will be widely publicized and coincide with “Artoberfest,” Chico’s month-long celebration of the arts. Beyond his groundbreaking approach to tonal control in the negative and print, Adams expanded our established ideas about landscape photography beyond the literal into the sublime. Contemporary Photography continues to be in dialog with his approaches to landscape photography and the photographic medium in general. All photo-related processes will be considered. Tom Patton, Head of Photography, CSU Chico Department of Art and Art History, will serve as juror for Avenue 9’s exhibition. Patton’s photography is included in such collections as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, and the Australia National Gallery.