What purpose is a photograph?

What purpose is a photograph? 

 

Southwest from the South Jetty, Clatsop County, Oregon, 1990 A - Robert Adams

Southwest from the South Jetty, Clatsop County, Oregon, 1990 A - Robert Adams

We take them or make them. Maybe it does not matter to try not to forget  – a mark in time always, a promise perhaps – an insane attempt to address the inevitable next with optimism.

Three important and beautiful series of black-and-white landscape photographs will be showcased in Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz.

National Gallery of Art, October 12, 2008–March 15, 2009

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