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<p>Robert Adams, The River’s Edge, 2015

Robert Adams, The River’s Edge, 2015, gelatin silver print, Gift of Stephen G. Stein, 2020.29.3

What Will America Be?

Landscape Photography and Climate Crisis in the United States

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2022
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Registration Required
  • Virtual Program

Join us for a virtual presentation by Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin, artist; Terry Evans, artist; and An-My Lê, artist and Charles Franklin Kellogg and Grace E. Ramsey Kellogg Professor in the Arts, Bard College.

Sarah Greenough, exhibition curator and senior curator and head of the department of photographs at the National Gallery of Art, will give an introduction and moderate questions.

About American Silence and the Presenters

American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams focuses on the sense of peace and awe that nature can instill in us and our moral silence to its desecration. Each artist will present on their creative practice and connection with Adams’ work.

Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin courtesy of the artist

Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin

Kwasi Boyd-Bouldin examines unsustainable real estate development in the Los Angeles area and has photographed the Southern California landscape much as Adams did 40 years ago.

Terry Evans courtesy of the artist

Terry Evans

Terry Evans, like Adams, photographs both the untouched natural world and the damages we have inflicted on it, providing insight into the complexities and contradictions of the American landscape.

An-My Le, photo by Matt Carr for Home Front Communications. Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

An-My Lê

An-My Lê explores sites of conflict in the landscape and questioned what is essential to America. She has asked how critical a sense of wilderness, a sense of vastness (what Adams called “the big view”) is to America’s vision of itself.