Organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, this retrospective exhibition presents forty years of photographer Robert Adams' work. Yale holds Adams' master prints and is re-issuing a number of his books to supplement the exhibition. Adams, who currently lives and works in northwestern Oregon, was born in New Jersey in 1937 and has spent his career documenting the often detrimental effects that human beings have had on the landscape, particularly in the western United States. The website exhibition is organized by book. For example, pictures in "The New West," taken between 1968 and 1971, show tract houses popping up on the flat land at the foot of the Front Range in Colorado. In the introduction, Adams points out that when we see that "an old woman, alone, is forced to carry her groceries in August heat over a fifty acre parking lot" it should caution us that these tract developments are somehow wrong.


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