publication . Article . Other literature type . 2005

Ansel Adams's "Eucalyptus Tree, Fort Ross": Nature, Photography, and the Search for California

Adam Arenson;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2005 Journal: California History, volume 82, pages 10-25 (issn: 0162-2897, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of California Press
Abstract
This article considers the image of California evoked in the unusual Ansel Adams photograph Eucalyptus Tree, Fort Ross, California (1969), a Polaroid Land image of the garrison fence and an aged eucalyptus tree. Considering the participation of Russian occupation, Australian cross-pollination, Carleton Watkins's early photographs of redwoods, automotive and tourist images in the creation of this distinctive California place, the article argues that to understand Ansel Adams's work, we must not remember his Yosemite images and forget him at Fort Ross. <i>Eucalyptus Tree, Fort Ross, California</i> is still beautiful even as it jars the human presence back into the...
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free text keywords: Space and Place, History and Memory, California History, Ansel Adams, Eucalyptus, Fort Ross
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