Robert Adams, born in 1937, came to prominence as part of the photographic movement known as New Topographics. His work has been widely exhibited both in Europe and the United States. He is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Spectrum International Prize for Photography, and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize.
"With the publication of Beauty in Photography and Why People
Photograph Robert Adams established himself as one of the most
important and eloquent writers on photography.”—Sarah Greenough,
National Gallery of Art
"Beyond his fabled skill as a photographer, Adams is an excellent writer. [Why People Photograph] is a book I would recommend to anyone taken with the art of photography."—Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle