April 22, 1984

Perhaps the most famous photographer ever, Ansel Adams, died on April 22, 1984 at the age of 82. Adams, also an environmentalist, became famous for his unbelievable landscapes of the western United States and for his technical mastery, which includes the development of the highly complex “Zone System.”
Adams hoped that his work would, “encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.” Mission accomplished.