"Robert Adams was teaching English at Colorado College in the early 1960s when he met Myron Wood, who taught him the basics of photography," Westword art critic Michael Paglia writes in a preview of the upcoming Adams show at the Denver Art Museum. "But instead of taking the traditional approach of focusing on scenic beauty, Adams began capturing the ugliness of suburban sprawl -- and it made him famous."
Adams went on to become an internationally acclaimed artist by dealing with the social and environmental issues that still confront Westerners today.
The career retrospective, Robert Adams: The Place We Live, opens at the DAM, at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, with a member preview on the first level of the Hamilton. The show stays up through January 2, 2012.
For a photo preview, click below.
Burning oil sludge.
All photos courtesy of the DAM.
Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Longmont, Colorado ferris wheel.
Housing adjacent to elevated highway, Denver, Colorado.
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