"Sunday School, a Church in a New Tract, Colorado Springs" (1970)

"Sunday School, a Church in a New Tract, Colorado Springs," 1970
Gelatin silver print, 11 x 14 inches
© Robert Adams
Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco and Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

"I hiked around and felt a little foolish taking pictures of tract houses and highways. But I came into the darkroom and printed them and I was really surprised. I thought I was taking pictures of things that I hated, that were inexcusable. But there was something about these pictures that was beautiful. It made no sense to me at all. They were unexpectedly, disconcertingly, glorious. And so right then I knew I was confronted with something I didn’t have a clue about, but it was interesting."

- Robert Adams