Live! from the Library

Live! from the Library presents Mary Street Alinder, author of “GROUP f.64: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, and the Community of Artists Who Revolutionized American Photography”

August 19, Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Oak View Room, Walnut Creek Library

f.64Come hear Mary Street Alinder talk about the iconic photography group that defined modern photography!  Group f.64 recounts the energetic alliance of San Francisco Bay Area photographers, known as Group f.64, who burst upon the art world in 1932, commanding local and international attention. They were part of the artistic revolution that was redefining photography as an art form and creating new ways of seeing the world. Brought together by a common philosophy that photography should remain pure and unedited, their name, f.64, came from a very small lens aperture used with their large format cameras—a pinprick that allowed them to capture the greatest possible depth of field in their sharply detailed prints. Alinder’s friendships with Weston, Adams, and Cunningham date back to 1967.

AlinderMary Street Alinder, an independent scholar specializing in 20th century photography, has authored, co-authored, and edited a number of books and articles on photography. From 1979 until Ansel Adams’s death in 1984, Alinder worked as his chief assistant. She has written three books on Adams including the New York Times best seller written with Adams, Ansel Adams: An Autobiography, and his definitive biography, Ansel Adams: A Biography. Alinder continues to lecture and curate exhibitions around the world.


Live from the LibraryLive! from the Library, produced by the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, features free public lectures, literary events, and cultural programs at the Walnut Creek and Ygnacio Valley libraries. Programming is made possible by donations to the Foundation’s Annual Fund. View past programs on our Video page.  Contra Costa TV airs past programs Sundays at 8 p.m. Visit their website for channel info.

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One Response to “Live! from the Library”

  1. MARY R POWERS April 7, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I visited your library about 3 years ago and was most impressed by it. It was a very pleasant experience and all employees were very friendly and helpful.
    I am an employee (for the past 8 years) at Guyandotte Branch library in Cabell County in West Virginia. I hope to again visit your fine library in the near future. Keep up the good work.
    Sincerely Mary R Powers