While Ansel Adams left copious notes on the dates and times of his 171 photographs, there is no

easy way to determine exactly where he set his tripod on the ground to make his images. From April 2019 through October of 2020, Frank will be traversing the American West in his Jeep to investigate, discover, and map out all of the locations in Adams'1941 Portfolio.  When the day of each shoot arrives, we will know exactly where to go.

Frank is taking 18 months off from his regular ( paying ) assignments to conduct this very extensive research, and is facing sizable amount of out-of-pocket travel and fuel costs to complete this research project. We humbly would like to ask for your help in funding this research. 

If you'd like to help out, hit the donation button for any amount below. Any donation amount will get  your name included in the "Supported by" page.

Donations of $25 will receive a "79 Years Project" sticker. 

Donations of $100 will receive an 8x10 photograph print from the project and sticker

Donations of $300 will receive a signed copy of Frank's beautiful Coffee Table Book; Chasing Light.+ Print and sticker

Donations of $500 will receive a custom Ruggles Stetson Photographer's Field Hat+ Book, Print, Sticker

We also have a special program that will include a 3 day photo-shoot with Frank in the Parks, where you will be part of the research team for a donation of $2500 per person.

E-mail frank @ for more information. 

Any donation amount is very much appreciated. Because this is a private endeavor, we are not set up as a 501c(3) so your donations will NOT be tax deductible. 

Thank you!

The 79 Years Project Team. 

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