From the series Death of a Valley, 1956, printed 1960
His photography is not flamboyant, does not depend upon the superficial excitements. His pictures will live with you, and with the world, as long as there are people to observe and appreciate.
Ansel Adams speaking of his friend, photographer Pirkle Jones, who passed away on 15 March. As cited in the New York Times »
SFMOMA has some of Pirkle Jones' photographs cached online, including a handful from his series Death of a Valley, which documents the Berryessa Valley before it disappeared underwater after the completion of the Monticello Dam.