Major Series: 2010
Norsigian/Adams Controversy. On July 27, 2010, Fresno, CA public-school employee Rick Norsigian and a team of “experts” went public with the claim that 65 glass-plate negatives Norsigian acquired in 2000 at a yard sale for $45 represented “The Lost Negatives of Ansel Adams,” worth $200 million. This sensational news quickly circulated internationally.
Learning of this while on a sojourn in China, I began to track, investigate, and comment on this story as it developed.