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Robert Adams on Working at Home and Photography as Metaphor (2009)

from Summer Nights Walking, 1976-1982 @ Robert Adams Excerpt from a 2014 Hasselbad Award chat transcript Question: Congratulations! You have been taking pictures of the American West for four decades now. Why is it important to you to keep working in the same area? Robert Adams: I’ve found it’s best to work at home. Question: […]

ASX.TV: Robert Adams – “Jeu de Paume” (2014)

ASX.TV: Robert Adams – “Jeu de Paume” (2014)

Born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1937, Robert Adams grew up in Wisconsin and Colorado, where he lived for more than three decades before settling in Oregon. Since his beginnings in photography in the mid-1960s, Adams is considered by many to be one of the most important and influential chroniclers of the American West. Through […]

ASX.TV: Robert Adams – “Turning Back” (2012)

ASX.TV: Robert Adams – “Turning Back” (2012)

In conjunction with the museum’s spring 2007 exhibit “Robert Adams: Turning Back” we sent Daniel Houghton ’06 to Oregon to interview photographer Robert Adams. Robert Adams (born May 8, 1937) is an American photographer who has focused on the changing landscape of the American West. His work first came to prominence in the mid-1970s through […]


INTERVIEW: “An Interview with Robert Adams (Excerpt)” (2011)

Denver, Colorado, 1973   “Having a book allows you to prove that you’re not just a one or two picture photographer.”   An Interview with Alexa Dilworth of the Center for Documentary Studies, April, 2011 (Excerpt) How is having a book of one’s own photographs published important to a photographer? RA: It allows you to […]

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One Life – Several Landscapes: An Appreciation of Robert Adams (1996)

Sunday School, A Church in a New Tract, Colorado Springs, 1970   As I have considered it over the years, the work has always seemed a sustaining and challenging mix of beauty, hope, despair, anger and love.   By Peter Brown, Originally published in SPOT, Spring 1996 “Over the years I have come to believe… […]

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REVIEW: ROBERT ADAMS – “Summer Nights Walking” (2009)

By Doug Rickard, ASX, April 2010 As the summer night falls and the crickets chirp, the sky slightly aglow from the street lamps, the stillness comes. And the stillness of the summer dark lays over the land like a warm blanket surrounding a child and it becomes a paradox. The blanket gives the impression of […]