Write Around PAM: Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams (American, 1902–1984), Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park about 1937, Photograph, gelatin silver print, 2018.2722, *Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The Lane Collection, *© The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, *Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Photographs take us to places and times we might never see otherwise. Even on this summery day, this picture by Ansel Adams transports us to snowy grandeur shrouded by clouds and fog. If you were on one of these rocks in the clouds, how would you feel? Let your imagination take you there today as you write. 

We have two prompts to help you get started. You can use one, both, or neither. Just set a timer for 8 minutes and keep your pen or pencil moving. 

She turned in surprise… / I could be…

Writing in community is powerful. We are grateful to our longtime partner Write Around Portland for the writing prompts and inspiration. You can revisit past Sunday posts and look for continuing weekly posts through the summer with a focus on Ansel Adams in our Time during May, June, and July. Please share your work with us! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity #WriteAroundPAM

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