24. Robert Adams*
Questions for an Overcast Day
Questions for an Overcast Day is a series of 33 photographs of young alder trees growing along the Oregon coastline near the artist’s home. As with the artist’s earlier photographs—of suburban detritus, tract housing under construction and devastated, clear-cut forest–-the viewer is invited to find beauty as it coexists with the imperfection, even destruction, of the present day.
Robert Adams (b.1937) is a photographer who has documented the extent and the limits of our damage to the American West, recording there, in over fifty books of pictures, both reasons to despair and to hope. His photographs are held in major institutions around the globe.