"Kerstin, old growth stump from early cutting, surrounded by the remains of recently cut small trees, on Humbug Mountain, Clatsop County, Oregon" (1999-2003)

"Kerstin, old growth stump from early cutting, surrounded by the remains of recently cut small trees, on Humbug Mountain, Clatsop County, Oregon," 1999-2003
From the series "Turning Back" Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches
© Robert Adams
Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

"I’m concerned with the disappearance of one of the world’s great rain forests. It’s not just a matter of biology or of exhaustion of resources. I do think there is involved an exhaustion of spirit. I can see it amidst my fellow citizens here in this small town and in this region. They go to great lengths not to visit and not to confront what is happening. And I think from that accrue other cases of cultivated blindness, civically."

- Robert Adams