Orange, New Jersey, United States of America born 1937
Lincoln county, Colorado. (1978) Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph
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