Robert Adams has devoted his life and art to a greater awareness of our fundamental connection to the land. His photographs emphasize the forgiving beauty of nature even after man’s misuse. Adams’s work does not chastise man for this mistreatment however. His photographs are simply about man and nature and how the two are surviving in spite of the other. This exhibition will present an overview of Adams’s work and writings. The Upper Level Gallery, North Gallery, and resource room will display works by photographers that have influenced Adams as well as his portages, and will explore how they have intermingled.
Robert Adams was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1937 and currently resides in Longmont, Colorado. He earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California and taught English at Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He is also an independent photographer and writer. Adams has received many awards and honors including a Charles Pratt Memorial Award, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist Fellowship and Two John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.