Robert ADAMS, Lincoln county, Colorado. Enlarge 1 /1

Robert ADAMS

Orange, New Jersey, United States of America born 1937

Lincoln county, Colorado. (1978) Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph

Dimensions: 22.2 h x 28.2 w cm 27.6 h x 35.4 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1979
Accession No: NGA 79.2332

Silence is, after all, the context for the deepest appreciation of art: the only important evaluations are finally, personal, interior ones. Robert Adams

There is a modesty to Adams’s 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 great dispassion, a gravity and respect that speak to the complexity of our relationship with land.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra