Why is Ansel Adams the most famous photographer of all time?

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Why is Ansel Adams the most famous photographer of all time?
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While there are many famous photographers, there is only one that I can think of that if I were to randomly ask someone on the street "Who is the greatest photographer?" I would reliably get as a reply, and that would be Ansel Adams. If I asked my photography friends, they would have many different answers, some might say Irving Penn or Walker Evans or Henri Cartier Bresson. But I think overall, especially for the general public, Ansel Adams is far above any other photographer when it comes to name recognition and fame.

And I am wondering why is that? It is a really good marketing campaign? Lots of representation in art galleries? Or the fact that he invented the zone system?

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