Robert Adams | The Place We Live | Yale University Art Gallery - Chronology (1995)
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Robert Adams: The Place We Live

Spends most of the year sorting and packing a lifetime’s production of prints; about 1,500 are set aside for what is hoped will become an archive.

Awarded the Spectrum International Prize in Photography, which supports publication of What We Bought.

Also publishes Cottonwoods and West from the Columbia.

Writes an essay for the Whitney Museum of American Art about Edward Hopper’s Early Sunday Morning (1930), about which he states, “It is a picture upon which to depend. It is affirmative but does not promise happiness. It is calm but acknowledges our failures. It is beautiful but refers to a beauty beyond our making.”

Kerstin retires, having served for twenty-five years as a public librarian.

His mother dies and two weeks later his father suffers a debilitating stroke.

After more than thirty years of trying to do so, Adams and Kerstin move permanently to a small house in Astoria, close to his father.