Event: Famed photographer discusses Ansel Adams-inspired book at Nat Geo

Peter Essick

Revisiting the Ansel Adams Wilderness - A National Geographic Live event

As a tribute to Ansel Adams, National Geographic and The Wilderness Society have teamed up to produce The Ansel Adams Wilderness. This book of exquisite photographs by esteemed photographer Peter Essick takes readers on a journey through the California Sierra Nevada wilderness that inspired Adams' iconic photographs. 

Set to coincide with the 50th anniversary year of the Wilderness Act, the book celebrates the Ansel Adams Wilderness and the deep connection Americans have with the wild. Wilderness Society President Jamie Williams provides the foreword. 

Hear from photographer Peter Essick as he shares photographs from the The Ansel Adams Wilderness along with images of other powerful nature landscapes he has documented at a National Geographic Live event in Washington, D.C. Jamie Williams, president of The Wilderness Society, will introduce Essick. The talk will be followed by a book signing and reception. 

Revisiting the Ansel Adams Wilderness 

National Geographic Live event, Washington, D.C. 

Wednesday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m.

National Geographic building, 1600 M Street, N.W., D.C.

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About Peter Essick, Book Photographer and Spokesman

Peter Essick is a top National Geographic magazine photographer, named by Outdoor Photography magazine as one of the world’s 40 most influential nature photographers. His focus for the past two decades has been to document human impact on development and the enduring power of the land. Essick’s images have been exhibited worldwide, and he has won numerous awards.

Want more Ansel Adams? Visit the Ansel Adams Collection at The Wilderness Society's headquarters in Washington D.C.