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Robert Adams (American, 1937- )

Born in New Jersey and raised in Colorado, Robert Adams received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, in 1965. He began to photograph nature and architecture in 1967, later studying with Myron Wood, a professional photographer in Colorado Springs. Adams' landscape photographs concern man's encroachment on nature's wilderness, juxtaposing meadows, aspen groves, and open plains with vistas of fences, signs, and garbage. He received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, in 1973 and 1978, and the Guggenheim Foundation, in 1973 and 1980; and has written such books as Why People Photograph (1994) and Beauty in Photography: Essays in Defense of Traditional Values (1996).
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Selected Bibliography
Adams, Robert. Notes for Friends. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 1999.

Danese, Renato. 14 American Photographers. Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1974.


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