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Exploring the Connection Between Photography and America’s National Parks

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The George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y., will be exploring the relationship between photography and America’s national parks in an exhibit running from June 4th through October 2nd. Photography and America’s National Parks exhibits a diverse range of photographic styles and processes. Featuring photographers from Ansel Adams to Marion Belanger, the exhibition bridges the gap between historic and contemporary, while celebrating the photographer’s role in publicizing the parks and their natural beauty. See a select group of the images below. Find more information on the exhibition and the museum here.

Gelatin silver print. "Noon clouds, Glacier Park, Montana" 1942. (George Eastman Museum/Estate of Ansel Adams)
Gelatin silver print. ‘Noon clouds, Glacier Park, Montana’ 1942. (George Eastman Museum/Estate of Ansel Adams)
Gum bichromate over platinum print. "The Three Brothers, Yosemite" 1911 (Alvin Langdon Coburn/George Eastman Gallery)
Gum bichromate over platinum print. ‘The Three Brothers, Yosemite’ 1911 (Alvin Langdon Coburn/George Eastman Gallery)
Gelatin silver print. "Untitled #10" 174. (Marcia Resnick/George Eastman Museum)
Gelatin silver print. ‘Untitled #10’ 174. (Marcia Resnick/George Eastman Museum)
Albumen silver print. "Mirror Lake and Reflections" 1872. (Eadweard J. Muybridge/George Eastman Museum)
Albumen silver print. ‘Mirror Lake and Reflections’ 1872. (Eadweard J. Muybridge/George Eastman Museum)
Albumen silver print. 'Yo-wi-ye or Nevada Falls" 1861. (Carleton E. Watkins/George Eastman)
Albumen silver print. ‘Yo-wi-ye or Nevada Falls’ 1861. (Carleton E. Watkins/George Eastman)
Lithograph. "Yosemite National Park, El Capitan, Yosemite Valley" 1940. (Western Publishing and Novelty Company/George Eastman Museum)
Lithograph. ‘Yosemite National Park, El Capitan, Yosemite Valley’ 1940. (Western Publishing and Novelty Company/George Eastman Museum)
Silver dye bleach print. "Running water, Roaring Fork Road, Gt. Smoky Mts." 1967. (Elliot Porter/George Eastman Museum)
Silver dye bleach print. ‘Running water, Roaring Fork Road, Gt. Smoky Mts.’ 1967. (Elliot Porter/George Eastman Museum)
Gelatin silver print. "George Eastman at the Grand Canyon" 1930. (Audley D. Stewart/ George Eastman Museum)
Gelatin silver print. ‘George Eastman at the Grand Canyon’ 1930. (Audley D. Stewart/ George Eastman Museum)
Inkjet print. "Woman on Head and Photographer with Camera; Unknown Dancer and Alvin Langdon Coburn at Grand View Point" 2009. (Mark C. Klett/George Eastman Museum)
Inkjet print. ‘Woman on Head and Photographer with Camera; Unknown Dancer and Alvin Langdon Coburn at Grand View Point’ 2009. (Mark C. Klett/George Eastman Museum)
Chromogenic development print. "Old Faithful geyser" 1968. (George Eastman Museum)
Chromogenic development print. ‘Old Faithful geyser’ 1968. (George Eastman Museum)
Inkjet print. "Mountains + Valleys: Arches, Diptych" 2013. (Milee Tibbs/George Eastman Museum)
Inkjet print. ‘Mountains + Valleys: Arches, Diptych’ 2013. (Milee Tibbs/George Eastman Museum)
Chromogenic development print. "Sunrise on Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley" 2013. (David Benjamin Sherry/ George Eastman Museum)
Chromogenic development print. ‘Sunrise on Mesquite Flat Dunes, Death Valley’ 2013. (David Benjamin Sherry/ George Eastman Museum)
Inkjet print. "Chris, Campground Ranger, Tuoloumne Meadows Campground" 2014. (Michael Matthew Woodlee/George Eastman Museum)
Inkjet print. ‘Chris, Campground Ranger, Tuoloumne Meadows Campground’ 2014. (Michael Matthew Woodlee/George Eastman Museum)