In 1941, the already established photographer Ansel Adams signed a contract with the U.S. Department of the Interior to photograph the nation's National Parks and other natural settings. Much of the work he created during that time became iconic, cementing Adams as one of the all time greats and helping bring parks such as Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Glacier to the public's attention. Yesterday, the Department posted a similar position for a photographer to create high quality images for 'exhibition, publication, or other visual purposes' of our Parks. While the position is based in Washington, D.C., it does involve a great deal of travel around the country, and would likely give great access to some of the lesser seen parts of the 58 American National Parks - nine of which are in California.
We love Adams' work, and can't wait to see what his successor will do with this opportunity.