Landscape image of Yosemite park sells for almost half a million pounds

A landscape photograph by legendary photographer Ansel Adams has sold for $722,000 (around £489,000) at auction house Sotheby’s. The Polaroid image of Yosemite National Park was expected to raise almost a third less at $500,00, and is one of around 1000 images being sold at Sotheby’s, with work by the likes of Chuck Close and Andy Warhol available.

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  • Trevor Olner

    AS far as I know this image “Clearing winter storm” was not from a Polaroid negative. Adams says in his book Examples. The making of 40 photographs that the film was Isopan 64ASA . The picture itself was probably bought by Edward Land the founder of Polaroid and part of the Polaroid Collection. Land and Adams were great friends.

  • Keith

    It’s not the image that sold for half a million, but the photographer who took it. I have seen hundreds of landscapes just as good, though I’m not down rating Ansel Adams. If I could sell mine for a fith of that price I would be doing very well indeed.