The Three Brothers, Front View, Yosemite

America’s preeminent 19th-century landscape photographer, Watkins arrived in California during the Gold Rush in 1851. After first working as an assistant in a San Francisco studio specializing in portraits, in 1861 Watkins turned his camera to the Golden State’s diverse landscape, becoming the leading chronicler of the Yosemite Valley’s extraordinary natural beauty. After encountering Watkins’ […]