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Robert ADAMS

Orange, New Jersey, United States of America born 1937

Garden of the gods, El Paso county, Colorado c1978 Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph

Dimensions: image 22.8 h x 28.4 w cm sheet 27.8 h x 35.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.2331
Image rights: © Robert Adams, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

There is a modesty to Adams photographs that belies their great poetic sensitivity and compositional sophistication. He was one of the ten photographers included in the 1975 exhibition New topographics: Photographs of a man-altered landscape in which curator William Jenkins sought to articulate a new way that photographers were working in the landscape tradition. The impact of human presence is recorded with such dispassion, a gravity and respect, that articulates the complexity of our relationship with land.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra