Ansel Adams in the Canadian Rockies
Little, Brown, 96 pages, $30 AMERICAN Ansel Adams is one of the most famous photographers in history, but this collection of blackand-white photos of mountains and lakes in the Canadian Rockies is near the beginning of his career. Surprisingly, for all of the mountain vista photos Adams is known for, this collection, taken in Jasper National Park and neighbouring Mount Robson Provincial Park during the Sierra Club’s annual outing in 1928 when he was the group’s volunteer photographer, was the only time he pulled out his camera for an expedition outside of the United States. Sadly, some of the images depict places that no longer look quite the same today. The glacier Adams snapped below Mount Robson now ends almost two kilometres away from where it was when he was there. In what may be unintended irony, the book sells for the same price Adams sold a portfolio of photos to other members of the trip.