WELCOME TO THE

ALINDER GALLERY

BETTER ART. BETTER LIFE.

Gualala, California, USA

Contact us by email alinders@mcn.org or by phone (707) 884-4884

Jim and Mary


James G. Alinder &
Mary Street Alinder

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

Phone:
707-884-4884

Email:
alinders@mcn.org


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 on this website, 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.


FAQ’S

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 One in downtown Gualala. Gallery hours are from 12 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.


Framing

The gallery provides framing at additional expense. We exclusively use OP-3 Museum quality ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas. Please inquire at time of purchase about availability of frames.


Payment

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


California Taxes

There is a 7.675% 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.


Shipping

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.


email address

alinders@mcn.org

© Copyright 2016
All rights reserved

Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the photographs and other material on this website may also subsist in individuals and entities other than and in addition to the Alinder Gallery.

The Alinder Gallery expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws.

These very beautiful images may take a minute to download.
Your patience will be rewarded!

Exclusively Fine Photography
Specialists in the Photographs of Ansel Adams

For the best price on an Ansel Adams
signed original fine photograph
please email alinders@mcn.org or call 707-884-4884

Ansel Adams

Aspens

Northern New Mexico
Negative 1958, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1970s,
signed in pencil on lower right recto of mount
Carmel studio stamp on verso of mount
15-1/8 x 19-1/4-inches print size and framed to 24 x 30 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 November 4, 2014; by Bloomsbury USA hardcover; ISBN 978-1-62040-555-0; $35.00; 400 pages)
is the account of this transformative group—first identified as such in a 1932 exhibition. Group f.64 was comprised of strongly
individualist artists,brought together by a common philosophy, and held together in a tangle of dynamic relationships.

“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 midstof 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)

THE GALLERY INVENTORY OF GROUP F.64 IMAGES AVAILABLE INCLUDES
IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM, 
WILLARD VAN DYKE, ALMA LAVENSON, EDWARD AND BRETT WESTON AND,
OF COURSE, ANSEL ADAMS

Ansel Adams

Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico

Negative made 1941, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1970s, signed by the artist on right recto of mount,
artist's Carmel studio stamp on verso of mount, 15-1/4 x 19-1/2-inch print size,
dry mounted to 22 x 28-inch museum board, framed with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas.
Excellent Condition
For many, Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico is the greatest photograph ever made. Step into
the picture. We are standing on the shoulder of Highway 84, a two-lane blacktop some thirty
miles from Santa Fe. Under the last light of day we see the village of Hernandez, nestled
among the tree-lined banks of the Rio Chama flowing to meet the Rio Grande. Sage covers
the ground. Burning piñon drifts its warm, woodsy fragrance from chimneys. It is plain to see
that the builders of Hernandez had reverence for God and for the earth. The rounded adobe
walls of their sanctuary, San Jose del Chama, and of their homes were extracted from the
ground beneath their feet.
Ansel's performance of the Moonrise negative evolved through the years as he worked to
achieve greater detail and drama. From his study of music, Ansel often employed the simile
that the negative is like the score in music and each print is a fresh performance of that score.
Ansel's later prints like this one, give no hint of cloud to mar the fully blackened heavens
except the one thick ribbon settled behind the Truchas Mountains that glows with
glorious light. This print is an outstanding performance of Adams' iconic masterpiece.

Ansel Adams

Winter Sunrise, The Sierra Nevada, from Lone Pine, California

Negative made 1944, gelatin-silver print made by the artist c.1974, signed by the artist on right recto of mount, artist's Carmel
studio stamp on verso of mount, 14-1/2 x 19-3/8-inch print size, archivally framed to 24 x 30 inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas.
Excellent Condition

Ansel Adams

Monolith, The Face of Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, California

Negative made 1927, gelatin-silver print made by the artist c.1975,
signed by the artist on right recto of mount, artist's portfolio stamp on verso of mount
11 x 8-inch print size, dry mounted to 20 x 16-inch museum board
framed with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas, Excellent Condition

Many believe Monolith to be the single most important photograph in Ansel's life work. It is with this image that he forever moved from being a good photographer to being an artist, for it is with Monolith that he discovered that a photograph could communicate all the drama and passion of his soul, that he need not be confined to photographing reality, but could skew the tonal values of a print in some cases literally turning day to night.

Mary and Jim with the real Ansel at Moonrise's 40th birthday party, 1981

Ansel Adams

Tree, Stump, and Mist

Northern Cascades, Washington
Negative c.1958, Gelatin-silver print made 1976
Signed on lower right recto by artist
16 x 20-inches print size
Archivally matted and framed to 24 x 30 inches
Excellent condition

Mary talks about Ansel and his photographs to a group at the Alinder Gallery.

Ansel Adams

Leaf

Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska
Negative 1948, Gelatin-silver print made later by the artist
Signed in ink on lower right recto by artist
6-3/4 x 8-7/8-inches print
Mounted on 14 x 18-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed 16 x 20 inches
Excellent condition

Ansel Adams

Mt. Williamson from Manzanar

The Owens Valley, Eastern Sierra, California,
negative 1945, gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1970s,
signed in pencil on lower right recto of mount, Carmel studio stamp on verso of mount,
15-1/2 x 18-1/2-inches print size, archivally framed to 24 x 30 inches
Excellent Condition

“It seldom rains in the Owens Valley,
but when it does the huge clouds and curtains of rain over the mountain summits are spectacular.
When the clouds and storms appear the skies and the cloud-shadows on the mountain bring everything to life,
shapes and planes appear that were hitherto unseen..."
By photographing from the vantage point of the platform on the roof of his Pontiac,
Ansel was able to focus his 8x10 view camera on the vast field of boulders
that extends to its base as well as the 14,376 foot-high mountain.
His photograph of Mt. Williamson is ripe with the mystical and holy presence that
Ansel believed permeated the area surrounding Manzanar

Ansel Adams

Sunrise, Mt. Tom

negative c. 1948, 16x20 gelatin-silver print 1976
Signed in pencil by the artist
Archivally matted and framed to 24 x 30 inches
Excellent Condition

Ansel Adams

Cigar Store Indian

San Francisco, California
Negative 1933, 20 x 16 inch gelatin-silver print made by the artist 1973
signed by the artist on right recto of mount, artist's hand stamp on verso of mount
Excellent condition
NRA refers to the National Recovery Act of the depressed 1930s

ANSEL ADAMS: A BIOGRAPHY

BY MARY STREET ALINDER

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES AVAILABLE!
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 $22.00 (plus shipping and tax in CA)
Call or email to reserve a new 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

Ansel Adams

Teklanika River

Denali National Park, Alaska
Negative 1947, Gelatin-silver print made later by the artist
Signed in ink on lower right recto by artist
9 x 11-7/16-inches print size
Mounted on 14 x 18-inch Strathmore Illustration Board
Archivally matted and framed to16 x 20 inches
Excellent condition

Ansel Adams

The White Gravestone

Laurel Hill Cemetery, San Francisco
Negative 1930s, Gelatin-Silver Print 1970s
signed by the artist below print on right
14x11 inch print, archivally matted and framed to 24x20 inches
Excellent Condition

This image was in Ansel's 1936 Exhibition at An American Place, New York City and was one of Stieglitz' favorites

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

Ansel Adams

Oak Tree, Snowstorm

Yosemite National Park, California

negative 1948, 8x10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print c.1969
signed by the artist on right recto of mount,
framed to 16 x 20 inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
Excellent condition

Ansel Adams

Valley View

Yosemite National Park, California
Negative c.1935, signed 8x10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print
Framed to 16 x 20 inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas, excellent condition

Ansel Adams

El Capitan, Winter

Yosemite National Park, California
Negative c.1935, signed 8x10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print
Framed to 16 x 20 inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas, excellent condition

Ansel Adams

Tenaya Lake and Mount Conness

Yosemite National Park, California
negative c. 1946, print c. 1972
8 x 10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print,
iniatled by the artist on right recto of mount
framed to 16 x 20 inches with ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
excellent condition

Ansel Adams

Moon & Half Dome

Yosemite National Park, California
negative 1960, print c. 1969
8 x 10 inch gelatin-silver special edition print,
signed by the artist on right recto of mount
matted and framed to 16 x 20 inches with archival materials
and museum grade ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas
Excellent condition

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.

Ansel Adams

Fern Spring

Yosemite Valley, California
negative c.1961, printed 1974
14 x 11-inch image mounted and framed to 24 x 20 inches, excellent condition

Ansel Adams

Cedar Trees, Winter

negative c. 1949, printed 1960s
10 x 8-inch image mounted and framed to 20 x 16 inches, excellent condition

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

The Gallery inventory also includes photographs by Ruth Bernhard, Paul Strand, Don Worth, Brett Weston, Wright Morris, Francis Frith, Galen Rowell and others.

A Small Sampling of Photographs by Jim Alinder (also visit www.jimalinder.com for more)

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

Ansel Adams, 1984

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

Conforming Cloud, Monument Valley

Before Photoshop!

Stengel Beach, The Sea Ranch

Tomatoes in Blue Bowl, 1998
From the Series Markets of Provence

Goat Cheese, 2004
From the Series Markets of Provence

Imogen Cunningham, 1967

From the Series Art of the Automobile

Mother & Child, Somalia, 1965

Z & Me, 1973

Jim and Mary


James G. Alinder &
Mary Street Alinder

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

Phone:
707-884-4884

Email:
alinders@mcn.org


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 on this website, 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.


FAQ’S

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 One in downtown Gualala. Gallery hours are from 12 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.


Framing

The gallery provides framing at additional expense. We exclusively use OP-3 Museum quality ultraviolet filtering Plexiglas. Please inquire at time of purchase about availability of frames.


Payment

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


California Taxes

There is a 7.675% 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.


Shipping

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.


email address

alinders@mcn.org

© Copyright 2016
All rights reserved

Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the photographs and other material on this website may also subsist in individuals and entities other than and in addition to the Alinder Gallery.

The Alinder Gallery expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this website, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws.