Robert Adams is among one of the artists featured in Art 21‘s episode Ecology, that explores the relationship of nature and culture. Adams’s subject of photography has been the American West for the past 40 years, capturing the increasing destruction of our landscape. His exhibition “Turning Back” (1999-2003) focused on the changing scene of nature overtaken by human construction.
The final strength in really great photographs is that they suggest more than just what they show literally. Beauty, which I admit to being in pursuit of is extremely suspect toward among many in the art world. But I don’t think you can get along without it. It is a conformation frankly, of meaning in life.