After Stieglitz death in 1946, Georgia actively participated in the creation of another image of herself; the image of a mystic and that of a visionary. She accomplished this with the help of two other great photographers: Ansel Adams and Yousuf Karsh.

Yousuf Karsh

Yousuf Karsh; Gelatin Silver Print.

(Just a curious fact: The print sold for $11,250 at Christie’s, October 2008.)

Don’t miss the other famous, almost archetypal portraits at the website of the estate of Yousuf Karsh – such amazing treasures! – link here.

Ansel Adams

Georgia O’Keeffe and Orville Cox, a wrangler at Ghost Ranch, on a camping trip together with Ansel Adams (among others) in 1937.

O’Keeffe and Adams seem to have complemented each other as two artists who were attracted to the distinct landscape of the American southwest. Both were committed to depicting its essence with modernist sensibilities.

Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities

This exhibition, the first with both these artists, revealed the visual connections between O’Keeffe’s paintings and Adams’ photographs.The exhibition included forty-two paintings from public and private collections and fifty-four photographs borrowed primarily from the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, which holds the largest single collection of Adams’ work.

… and here is a movie about their friendship.


Barbara Buhler Lynes: Photography changes how we choose to represent ourselves.


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