They are photos Ansel Adams never intended anyone to see. But the tiny proofs taken with a handheld camera during an East Coast boat tour are on display at a museum in Elizabeth City.
The few dozen 5-inch-square photos lack the grandeur captured in
Adams' famed portraits of the Sierra Nevadas and Yosemite National
The trust that controls use of Adams' work has objected to the exhibit. They say Adams would never have shown the proofs.
But the exhibit's curator says the photos have educational value and show what Adams' work was like when it was still a work in progress.