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He made a series of photographs at night—the opposite of the high-altitude daylight used in most of his previous photographs. The project brought an element of risk as passing motorists sometimes veered toward him on rural roadsides.
Robert Adams
Robert Adams (born May 8, 1937) is an American photographer who came to prominence as part of the photographic movement known as New Topographics. He received the MacArthur Foundation's MacArthur Fellowship in 1994.
Adams was born in Orange, New Jersey, relocating to Colorado when he started as a professional photographer. Adams became interested in documenting how the western landscapes of North American, once captured by Timothy O'Sullivan and William Henry Jackson, had been shaped by human influence. As part of the New Topographics in the 1970s, Adams approach to photographing these landscapes was to take a stance of apparent neutrality, refraining from any obvious judgements of the subject matter. His images are titled as documents, to establish his neutral position.