“The goal is to face facts but to find a basis for hope. To try for alchemy.”
We couldn’t agree more. As written in the publisher’s description: taken as a whole, this publication elucidates the photographer’s civic goals: to consider the privilege of the place we were given and the obligations of citizenship.
This three-volumes publication, currently a special offer on our website, was printed for his retrpspective exhibition that was held at Jeu de Plume and then at Fotomuseum Winterthur in 2014.
Volumes one and two reflect Adams’ exacting, compelling sequence of nearly four hundred plates and bring together texts written by the photographer to accompany his photographic projects. Volume three offers a detailed chronology of Adams’ life, an illustrated bibliography of his monographs, selections from his personal archive, and a series of critical essays on hiswork by Joshua Chuang, Tod Papageorge, Jock Reynolds and John Szarkowski.
As Fraenkel Gallery writes: ‘Robert Adams (b. 1937) is a photographer who has documented the extent and the limits of our damage to the American West, recording there, in over fifty books of pictures, both reasons to despair and to hope.’ We choose hope.