Robert Adams | The Place We Live | Yale University Art Gallery - Chronology (1965)
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Robert Adams: The Place We Live

Awarded a Ph.D. in English by the University of Southern California.

Buys a 4x5 inch view camera and returns to Colorado, where he photographs Hispanic cemeteries along the southern Colorado border, as well as scenes on the eastern Colorado prairie.

Begins teaching part-time in order to photograph more.

His pictures are often rejected for publication and exhibition, and are, to his discouragement, returned destroyed as well.

Travels in the summer to Germany and Scandinavia with his parents and Kerstin, finding especially memorable the new churches in and near Cologne by Rudolf Schwarz and the Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm by Erik Gunnar Asplund. Spends two weeks on the ancestral farmstead of Kerstin’s family.

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In the fall, turns to photographing the new suburban landscape along Colorado’s Front Range.