Is Ansel Adams overrated?

Started Feb 12, 2008 | Discussions thread
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paperorplastic Senior Member • Posts: 1,498
Is Ansel Adams overrated?

Was he really that great?

Do I like his work? Yes.
Is it good? Yes.

Is he some kind of photographic God? No.

Is he a legend? Yes...but why?

I am already ducking to dodge all the stones being cast my way but I must say, (and maybe it was the cheesy music and the inflated sense of DUTY and HONOR and SUCCESS), but I just finished watching this Ric Burns PBS documentary and i kind of feel ill.

Has anyone seen it?

Please tell me why Ansel Adams should be worshipped, (rather than just admired and respected), without insulting me.

Many thanks!

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