Robert Adams

Robert Adams (b. 1937) has been photographing the American landscape for almost 50 years. His photographs emphasize the redemptive beauty of nature in the face of humans' widespread and unremitting use of the land. In 1989 the Philadelphia Museum of Art organized a retrospective of Adams's work, and in 1997 his photographs were included in Documenta 10. Adams was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship in 1994 and the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in 2009.

The artist’s retrospective exhibition, The Place We Live, a Retrospective Selection of Photographs at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut contained over 300 prints, and has traveled to the following institutions: the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Denver Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat, the Fotomuseum Winterthur, and the Jeu de Paume.

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Museum Exhibitions
Myth and memory in recent American landscape photography
National Gallery of Australia
Canberra Australia
Jan 12 - Jul 13, 2015
A Road Through Shore Pine
Nevada Museum of Art
Reno, NV
Feb 21 - Jul 26, 2015
HyperAmerica. Landscape - Image - Reality
Kunsthaus Graz
Graz, Austria
Apr 10 - Aug 30, 2015

Take One: Contemporary Photographs
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA
Apr 25 - Aug 9, 2015
America Is Hard to See
Whitney Museum of American Art
New York, NY
May 1 - Sep 27, 2015
Land Meets Water – European and American Photography from 1860 to the Present
Stockholm, Sweden
May 29 - Sep 27, 2015