Ansel Adams visited Santa Cruz a number of times over the span of his career in photography, both to persue subjects for his own photographic projects, and to lead photography workshops.


  • Ansel Adams was friends with Ansley Salz, the owner of Salz Tannery, and in 1955 Salz asked Adams to photograph their process at the tannery. The images can be viewed: here


  • In the summer of 1967 Adams, along with Beaumont and Nancy Newhall conducted a photography workshop through the University Extension program at UCSC, and the photos were published in the book Twelve Days at Santa Cruz.
  • Local photographer Ted Orland works as an assistant to Adams in Yosemite, starting in 1967


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