The U.S. Government Is Looking to Hire Someone for Ansel Adams’s Old Job

Adams doing his thing around 1947 in a photograph by J. Malcolm Greany.WIKIMEDIA

Adams doing his thing around 1947 in a photograph by J. Malcolm Greany.


Earlier this week the National Park Service of the Department of the Interior posted a job listing on USAJOBS looking for a photographer to take large format black-and-white documentary photographs of American National Parks for the Library of Congress.

Yes, that is pretty much the job that Ansel Adams had in the early 1940s.

The position carries a salary of up to $100,000 a year and includes quite a bit of travel—around 5 to 10 days a month on average, as PetaPixel, which tipped us off to the news, reported.

The position continues the late, great nature photographer’s many years of work spent documenting the nation’s varied flora and fauna. The job will also involve developing photographic guidelines and standards, evaluating photographic submissions, and making presentations about the photo collection.

Applications for the position are due next Tuesday, December 15.

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