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Adams, Robert (1937-)

Adams, Robert (1937-)

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Tags: American photographer | New Topographics | Robert Adams | The New West

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An American photographer who although born in New Jersey, moved to Colorado where he grew up and studied at the University of Redlands in California.

After earning his Ph.D. in Southern California in 1965 he went back to Colorado where he taught, wrote and photographed.

Adams was one of ten photographers included in the "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape" exhibition, in 1975 at the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House.

Later, Adams photographed in a standoffish non-judgemental fashion where he photographed every-day life, but in which he rarely included people. The focus of his photographs were meant to convey a feeling of what the Human race has produced rather than who the Human race is.

Adams wrote many books which include; The New West: Landscapes along the Colorado Front Range in 1974, Los Angeles in 1986, and What we Bought: Scenes from the New World in 1995.

Portions of this article derived from The Oxford Companion to the Photograph 2005.

Tags: american, photographers, photographer, born, moved, studied, robert, adams, grew, colorado, university, california, redlands, jersey, (1937-)

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