Is Ansel Adams over-rated?

Started Mar 15, 2008 | Discussions thread
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Is Ansel Adams over-rated?

I see his name popping up a lot, and checked out some of his work.. for the most part, i was "meh, i seen the same from point and shoots". Most of the samples ive seen in this website are FAR more impressive than his work.

Seriously though, please someone, explain why i should be impressed with his work. People seem to hold him in such high regard, for what reason? Out of respect.. because hes become so iconised that people dont dare disrespect him. And, art is not a reason since that is subjective... i dont care if someone else thinks its art.

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