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Robert Adams


PhotoUtopia Intro: Like his name sake Ansel Adams, Robert Adams can be described as both a photographer and an early environmentalist; in this case Robert Adams’, interests lay in the uneasy relationship between man and nature, he photographed those places where the growing towns where slowly encroaching upon the vast American West. Taking a straight (or ‘New Topographics) approach to his work, he captures moments of quiet engagement, moments that mean nothing, but somehow become loaded by the viewers own references, there is a real poetry to these images.


Robert Adams (born May 8, 1937) was
is an American photographer who came to prominence as part of the photographic movement known as New Topographics. He was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in photography in 1973 and 1980, and he received the MacArthur Foundation's MacArthur Fellowship in 1994. In 2009, he received the Hasselblad Award for his achievements in photography.[1] He is represented by the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco and the Matthew Marks Gallery in New York.

Other site: http://artgallery.yale.edu/adams
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