Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
John I gotta call you on this one...

Ansel WAS contracted by the government to make photos that's how he got funded to go to these places, he just made an agreement that on his off days / time he could shoot and keep negatives for himself.

I venture to guess that he simply kept the good stuff and sent the government all the less artistic stuff.


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i never knew he was contracted by the government to document the park system, thanks !
there you go, he WAS the incarnation, the modern version of osullivan then.
he just was able to exploit the art of photography more then the documentary nature of photography.
i wouldn't be surprised if he gave the government agency the same exact stuff that he gave the sierra club ...