From 7 September 2013 until 5 January 2014, the Portland Art Museum is showcasing an exhibition of 70 prints by Robert Adams, one of the most influential landscape photographers. The exhibition documents how the western landscape has been destroyed over the years due to human activity.
We have a decision to make, says the photographer, who believes clear-cutting should be banned and has campaigned for two failed ballot initiatives to stop the practice. It’s just like when we said, No, you can’t kill the last 80 buffalo on the North American continent. The problem isn’t that we don’t know how to fix this problem; it’s that we don’t have the political will. –Robert Adams