Yale University Art Gallery
Robert Adams: The Place We Live
The Pawnee National Grassland, where these pictures were taken, is a reserve established during the 1930s in northeastern Colorado to rehabilitate a part of the dust bowl. Though recovery has been incomplete, and though in the summer the land is rented to the cattle industry, in April and May it is spacious. It has a long history and future. The birds that rise from the grass seem almost weightless.

—R.A., 1988