Robert Adams

Bulldozed Slash, 1977
Gelatin silver print
8 x 10 inches
Edition #AP/100, signed
Retail framed: $10,000
© Robert Adams, represented by Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; courtesy Wendy Byrne; framing courtesy Artform Framing

Robert Adams (b. 1937, New Jersey; resides in Astoria, OR) has photographed the landscape of the American West for more than forty years, particularly in California, Colorado and Oregon. His vision is inspired by his joy in nature’s inherent beauty, yet tempered by his dismay at its exploitation and degradation. Adams uses photography to express his love for the landscape and to understand how urban and industrial growth have changed it, all the while insisting that beauty in the world has not been entirely eclipsed. Since the 1970s, more than twenty-five books of Adams’s photographs have been published, as well as two collections of essays, Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values (1989) and Why People Photograph (1994).

This rare limited-edition print comes with a slipcased copy of From The Missouri West (Aperture, 1980) which is on view in PCNW’s current exhibition By The Book.

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