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 X. 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.