Robert Adams | The Place We Live | Yale University Art Gallery - Chronology (1962)
Yale University Art Gallery
Robert Adams: The Place We Live

Begins teaching as an assistant professor of English at Colorado College, and finds disturbing the changes in Colorado that have occurred during his time in California.

“I came back to Colorado to discover that it had become like California. . . . The places where I had worked, hunted, climbed, and run rivers were all being destroyed, and for me the desperate question was, how do I survive this? Edward Hopper’s paintings had already given me a clue, though I didn’t fully understand it.”
—From an interview in Landscape: Theory (New York: Lustrum Press, 1980)

Begins taking black-and-white pictures, mostly of nature and architecture.

Reads photographic literature, including complete sets of the photographic journals Camera Work and Aperture, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Myron Wood, a professional photographer with a deep commitment to documenting Colorado, teaches Adams photographic technique.