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Robert Adams: The Place We Live

Begins to photograph clearcuts near his home in Oregon, noting in his journal that “there is a bleak tension in the activity.”

Finds it increasingly difficult to obtain graded paper for printing his photographs, the kind that yields the results he requires. In the coming years it will become impossible to print correctly the majority of his earlier negatives.

Publishes Eden, I Hear the Leaves and Love the Light, and Notes for Friends.

His father dies.

“There is a passage in Hemingway’s ‘Fathers and Sons’ . . . that has always meant a lot to me: ‘His father was with him, suddenly, in deserted orchards and in new-ploughed fields, in thickets, on small hills, or when going through dead grass, whenever splitting wood or hauling water, by grist mills, cider mills, and dams, and always with open fires.’”
—From a conversation with Reed College students in 2001

Rents a room on the second floor of an old cannery above the Columbia River in order to have space to edit books and confer with guests.