Ansel Adams lived from 1902-1984. He was an American photographer and conservationist who was born in San Francisco, California. Ansel Adams made a trip to Yosemite National park as a young boy and much of his later photographs of landscapes were inspired by that trip. His first photo of record was taken in 1927. Much of Ansel Adams' work was black and white and centered around the Sierra Nevada, a four hundred mile stretch of land and mountains. He served on the board of the Sierra Club from 1934-1971. Ansel Adams succumbed to a heart attack in 1984 at the age of 82.