The Lookout: Ansel Adams at the Corcoran

The Lookout gives you the heads up on events taking place around town. Starting this weekend, an exhibit of Ansel Adams' work comes to the Corcoran.
Among the 125 works by photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams on view at the Corcoran is this self-portrait.

Ansel Adams was one of the first photographers to use a camera to foster respect for the environment and promote conservation. We have the late William H. and Saundra B. Lane of Massachusetts to thank for collecting the 125 black-and-white Adams photographs on view in “Ansel Adams” September 15 to January 27, 2008. Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $10 for students; tickets for exhibits and discussions are available at corcoran.org or ticketmaster.com.

Filmmaker Ric Burns, whose credits include Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film, will speak about the photographer September 20 at 7; admission is $30. Milton Esterow, editor and publisher of ARTnews, discusses “The Art Market” September 17 at 7; $20.

Through mid-October, included in the price of a ticket to “Ansel Adams” is a voucher good for admission to “Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990–2005” October 13 to January 13, 2008. That’s two exhibits for the price of one, plus the Corcoran’s permanent collection. 500 17th St., NW; 202-639-1700; corcoran.org.

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