© Robert Adams. “Looking Past Citrus Groves into the San Bernardino Valley: Northeast of Riverside California,” 1983.
I never tire of reading anything written by or about Robert Adams. Here is another great review about Adams’ retrospective book(s) The Place We Live by Adam Bell for The Brooklyn Rail.
"Never merely satisfied with beauty or scornful condemnation, Adams has always sought an uneasy balance between hope and hard truth. Through careful attention to the light and overlooked poetry of these ignored places, Adams transmutes his subjects, reminding us of things we’ve seen but never fully noticed. As beautiful and tragic documents, the images are meant to inform and compel people to look. Given his enduring influence, it is hard to imagine anyone has forgotten or needs reminding of his importance, but it is always nice to see such a beloved artist receive the treatment he deserves." - Adam Bell