My wife purchased this photographic print some years ago. It is signed "Ansel Adams" on the back (it could be a stamp, or it could be an actual signature in pencil). The subject matter is a Middle Eastern interior, far different from the landscapes Adams is known for. The seller said it was a photo of the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite, but that seems unlikely. Can anyone identify this photo for me? Is it really Ansel Adams? Any recommendations for other sources to check this out? Unidentified "Ansel Adams" Photo


This photo doesn't look like much. Just a snapshot IMHO. A bit underexposed, not well composed with the cu-off chair in the bottom corner, lines are distorted (doesn't look like intentionally) and it's falling to the right. Assel Adams didn't just do landscape. We had an exhibit in town of Ansel Adams' Japanese Internment Camp photos so it's very possible hi also did architecture and other things. The only way to be sure is to bring it to an expert for an appraisal.

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