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Robert Adams


Adams… “has, without actually lying, discovered in these dumb and artless agglomerations of boring buildings the suggestion of redeeming virtue.”  –John Szarkowski

Adams come to prominence from the New Topographics movement; in reaction, one could say, to Ansel Adams’s topographical work.  Photographing these landscapes, Adams took  a stance of apparent neutrality, refraining from any obvious judgements of the subject matter.

Also, his book ‘Cottonwoods’ is one of my favorites, couldn’t the images online, but they really need to be viewed in a book anyway; check it out at the library.




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  1. Jared Ragland permalink*
    10/21/2009 03:48

    So glad you posted about Robert Adams. He is a big personal favorite. Be sure to check out his night photographs, published in a beautiful little book called SUMMER NIGHTS. Also love what he has to say about light here, from Art21:

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