American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams

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About the Author

Sarah Greenough is senior and founding curator of the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. She is also author of numerous books, including Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans (2009); The Altering Eye: Photographs from the National Gallery of Art (2015); and Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings (2018). She is recipient of the 2019 Visionary Award from the Association of International Photography Art Dealers and the 2018 Curatorship Award for Excellence from the Royal Photographic Society.

Terry Tempest Williams, writer-in-residence at the Harvard Divinity School, is known for her impassioned and lyrical prose and her advocacy in defense of wild spaces. She is the author of numerous books, including the environmental literature classic, Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Orion Magazine, and numerous anthologies worldwide as a crucial voice for ecological consciousness and social change.

Robert Adams (born in Orange, New Jersey, 1937) has documented the American West in photographs that "face the facts" of humanity's imprint, yet offer hope of nature's resilience. A recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and two Guggenheim Fellowships, he is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Adams' work has been shown widely, including in major exhibitions at the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Museum of Modern Art, New York.