Gualala, California, USA

Contact us by email alinders@mcn.org or by phone (707) 322-3815

Exclusively Fine Photography

Specialists in the Photographs of Ansel Adams

For the best price on an Ansel Adams
signed original fine photograph

Ansel Adams

Winter Sunrise, The Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, California

Negative c. 1943, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1970s,
15 x 19-inch print size and framed with archival materials
Excellent Condition

Ansel Adams

Orchard, Early Spring
Portola Valley, California

Negative c. 1940, Gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1963
Signed in ink of lower right recto by artist
10 x 12-5/8-inches print size
Archivally matted and framed to 20 x 24 inches
Excellent condition



Ansel Adams


Northern New Mexico

signed in pencil on lower right recto of mount
Artist’s hand stamp on verso of mount
8 x 10-inch print size and framed to 16 x 20 inches
Excellent Condition


In 1932 an energetic alliance of San Francisco Bay Area photographers burst upon the art world,
demanding local attention and looking beyond to the East Coast. These westerners were part of the Modernist aesthetic revolution that was redefining photography, finding a new way of seeing. Their style became known as straight photography.

GROUP f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography
(published by Bloomsbury USA hardcover; ISBN 978-1-62040-555-0; $35.00; 400 pages)

“A future classic in the history of American photography, here is the gripping story of a group of extraordinarily talented Bay Area photographers who created community for themselves in the midst of the Great Depression—and how from that community emerged a body of work stunning to this day in its bold advance of photography as fine art.”
—Kevin Starr, University of Southern California

“A fascinating and inspiring narrative, f.64 reveals both the personal and professional struggles and triumphs of an extraordinary group of photographers who changed the course of twentieth-century photography. Richly detailed and critically insightful, this is a ground breaking, major work of scholarship.”
—Peter C. Bunnell, McAlpin Professor of the History of Photography and Modern Art Emeritus, Princeton University

“A precise, vivid and highly readable account of a pivotal but little understood chapter of American photographic history. Mary Alinder’s extensive research paints a lucid picture of the intricate relationships and vibrant creative exchanges that mark Group f.64 as one of the most significant episodes in 20th century American visual culture.”
—Julian Cox, Founding Curator of Photography and Chief Curator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Mary will autograph your copy of the first full book on Group f.64. ($35 + shipping and tax in CA)



Ansel Adams

Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

Negative made 1941, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1960s
signed by the artist on right recto of mount, artist’s Carmel studio stamps on verso of mount
15-1/2 x 19-1/2-inch print size, dry mounted to museum board
framed to 30 x 33-inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas.
Excellent Condition



a 5 sierra

Ansel Adams

5 vintage contact prints from the Sierra Club Outing of 1927

Negative 1927, 5 Vintage gelatin-silver prints made by the artist 1927
6-1/2 x 8-1/2-inch print size
Archivally matted and framed
Excellent vintage condition



dogwood 18 bit

Ansel Adams

Dogwood Blossoms

Yosemite National Park, California
Negative 1938, Gelatin-silver print made 1970s
Signed on lower right recto by artist
“14 x 11”-inches print size
Archivally matted and framed to 20 x 16 inches
Excellent condition



Ansel Adams

Snow on Hillside

Negative 1948, Gelatin-silver print made later by the artist
Signed on lower right recto by artist
6-3/4 x 8-7/8-inches print
Archivally matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches
Excellent condition

1 1 1 lodgepole

Ansel Adams

Lodgepole Pines

Lyell Fork of the Merced River
Yosemite National Park, California
Negative 1921, Gelatin-silver print made later by the artist
Signed on lower right recto by artist
9-1/2 x 13-inches print
Archivally matted and framed to 24 x 27 inches
Excellent condition
This is the only early soft focus print Ansel continued to print in later years

Mt. Ansel Adams is behind this area.

Ansel Adams

Still Life

San Francisco, California,
negative 1932, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1970s,
signed in pencil on lower right recto of mount, Artist’s stamp on verso of mount,
19 x 15-inches print size, archivally framed to 30 x 24 inches
Excellent Condition

The example of sharpness, depth of field and clarity that is the essence of Group f.64
and made in the year of its founding 1932.




Completely revised with new scholarship and more photographs Mary’s 1996 biography of Ansel has been
published in a new paperback edition. It is available AUTOGRAPHED for $22.(+ shipping and tax in CA)
Call or email to reserve a copy for your collection.

A sampling of reviews:
“ennobling, moving book” – Houston Chronicle
“a loving, minutely researched portrait” – Los Angeles Times
“deeply felt” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“very important, very readable” – The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)
“superb biography…richly detailed portrait of the complex, legendary figure that was Ansel Adams” – View Camera


Mary talking with visitors at an Alinder Gallery opening


Ansel Adams

Graduation Dress

Yosemite Valley, California
Negative 1948, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1974
Signed lower right recto by artist
20 x 16-inches print size
Archivally matted and framed to 30 x 24 inches
Excellent condition



monolith 3


Ansel Adams

Monolith, The Face of Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, California
negative 1927, vintage Parmelian print 1927
8 x 5-7/8 inch gelatin-silver print,
signed by the artist on right recto
matted and framed to 20 x 16 inches with archival materials
and museum grade ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
Excellent condition

Parmelian prints were made on a translucent paper, Kodak Vitava Grade T Parchment paper.


Ansel Adams

Gerry Sharpe

Ouray, Colorado
Negative 1958, Gelatin-Silver print 1976
signed by the artist on right recto of mount
20 x 16 inch print matted and framed to 30 x 24 inches with archival materials
and museum grade ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
Excellent condition

Gerry Sharpe was Ansel’s photographic assistant at the time.


Please call (707) 884-4884 or email to alinders@mcn.org for additional Adams inventory

The gallery inventory also includes photographs by Paul Strand, Don Worth, Wright Morris, Francis Frith, and others.

A Small Sampling of Photographs of Ansel Adams by Jim Alinder

(also visit http://www.jimalinder.com for more)

Jim Alinder
Ansel & Half Dome, 1982
13-1/2″x10-1/2″ Pigmented Giclee print


Ansel Adams auto web

Ansel Adams, 1984

AA w 2 moonrises 90


Ansel with a straight and a fine print of Moonrise, 1981

Ansel Adams photographing at Washburn Point

Yosemite National Park, 1979

Ansel at home in Carmel

Ansel printing Tetons and Snake River in his Carmel darkroom.

In his darkrooom

Carmel Highlands, California

Ansel Adams 1902 – 1984

At the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Last time photographing in Yosemite Valley

Ansel’s afterimage will challenge the future photographers of Yosemite

Jim and Mary

James G. Alinder &
Mary Street Alinder

Alinder Gallery
in Seacliff Center
39140 S. Shoreline Highway 1
P.O. Box 449
Gualala, CA 95445




We offer photographs as works of art. As biographers of Ansel Adams we are in a unique position to offer our wealth of knowledge in assistance to any collector.

All prices are in U.S. dollars and while we strive to maintain accurate prices, they are subject to change without notice. Typically there is only one print available of any image and it is in excellent condition. Please contact us to confirm availability, condition, and current price.


Who are the Alinders?

Mary Street Alinder is an independent scholar specializing in the history of photography. She is the biographer of Ansel Adams and an authority on 20th century photography. From 1979 until his death in 1984 Alinder worked as the chief assistant to Ansel Adams. In 1985, she completed the New York Times best seller, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, followed by a companion book of letters in 1988. Alinder’s Ansel Adams: A Biography was published in 1996 now a revised updated 2014 edition is available. Her new book is GROUP F.64 has received great reviews. She has authored, co-authored and edited a number of other books and articles on fine art photography. Mary has lectured on Adams all over the world.

James Alinder received a Master of Fine Arts degree in photography from the University of New Mexico in 1968 and spent the next decade as a professor of art at the University of Nebraska. In 1977 at the request of Ansel Adams, he became the executive director of The Friends of Photography in Carmel, developed it into the nation’s largest non-profit photography organization. He has written or edited some forty books on creative photography. In 1990 they opened the Alinder Gallery in Gualala that is devoted to fine art photography.

As an artist, his photographs are in many museum permanent collections and he has twice received artist’s fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Alinders have curated more than 100 exhibitions worldwide, including the 1987 Ansel Adams blockbuster at San Francisco’s de Young Museum and a 2002 Centennial Adams exhibit.

Visiting The Sea Ranch or Gualala?

We are a three hour drive north of San Francisco, on the Pacific Ocean. We’re located on in Seacliff center on Shoreline Highway 1 in downtown Gualala. Gallery hours are from 1 to 5 pm, or by appointment, closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

Preview of Artwork

Special arrangements can often be made for viewing of artwork prior to sale.


The gallery provides framing at additional expense. We exclusively use Museum quality ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas. Please inquire at time of purchase about availability of frames.


Payment is due at time of sale. We accept wire transfers, cash, checks and major credit cards.

California Taxes

There is a 7.88% sales tax for all purchases within the State of California.

Sales tax is not applicable to purchases billed and shipped to an out-of-state address.


Artwork will be packaged professionally and shipped via the best means available, usually Federal Express, at the expense of the client. Your shipment will be insured by the gallery for its full value. Report any damage immediately after receipt.

Authenticity and Satisfaction Guarantee

All purchases are guaranteed to be as described. All photographs are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted. We are happy to provide you with a Certificate of Authenticity. If you are not satisfied with your purchase you may return the artwork within 7 days for a full refund. To return artwork, contact the gallery to make arrangements. Please retain original packaging in case artwork is to be returned. Artwork must be insured by you for full value when being returned.

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