Robert Adams: Landscapes of Harmony and Dissonance (February 7 to May 28, 2006)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), February 7 to May 28, 2006
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Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado
Robert Adams (American, born 1937)
Lakewood, Colorado, United States (Place created)
negative 1970; print 1979
Gelatin silver print
14.9 x 15.3 cm (5 7/8 x 6 in.)
© Robert Adams
When Robert Adams returned to Colorado in the late 1960s after attending college in California, he found it being transformed by some of the same kinds of development he had seen in the Los Angeles area. He began to record these changes with his camera. This picture of Colfax Avenue, extending west through a suburb of Denver, is testimony to both the brutal dominance of the automobile and the imperishable beauty of light.