Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs

September 25, 2011January 1, 2012
Hamilton Building - Level 1 — Included in general admission.

This important retrospective offers a comprehensive look at the work of a 20th century master who challenges conventional ideas of landscape photography by looking at damaged, marginal, and overfamiliar places as well as places of quiet, seemingly untouched, beauty. Rather than offering escape, Adams inspires new ways of seeing by asking viewers to acknowledge and care for the world in all its imperfection. Born in 1937, Adams grew up in suburban Denver and lived and worked on Colorado’s Front Range until moving to Oregon in 1997. Adams is among the most prominent and influential photographers of his generation.

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Robert Adams: The Place We Live, A Retrospective Selection of Photographs and its accompanying publications organized by Joshua Chuang, Assistant Curator of Photographs, and Jock Reynolds, the Henry J. Heinz II Director, both of the Yale University Art Gallery. Made possible by Yale alumni and friends: Helen D. Buchanan; Allan K. Chasanoff; Lara Rubin Constable and the Reed Foundation; Nathaniel W. Gibbons; Betsy and Frank Karel; Saundra B. Lane; Melanie and Rick Mayer and the MFUNd; Mark McCain and Caro Macdonald/Eye and I; Mr. and Mrs. Alexander K. McLanahan; Ms. Eliot Nolen and Mr. Timothy P. Bradley; Risher Randall, Sr.; the Shamos Family Foundation; Mary Jo and Ted P. Shen; Jane P. Watkins; the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund; and an endowment created with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The acquisition of Robert Adams’s master prints was made possible through a gift from Saundra B. Lane, a grant from the Trellis Fund, and the Janet and Simeon Braguin Fund. Local significant support is provided by Mike’s Camera and Canon, the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District and the generous donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign. Additional support is provided by Wells Fargo.