The book’s theme of tenancy expresses the idea of “temporary possession of what belongs to another”–specifically, the natural environment. Adams’ recent photographs of the landscape reference the current and imminent threats of clearcutting, environmental degradation and natural disasters along the Northwestern coast of the US.
The black-and-white photographs include poignant images of massive tree stumps on the beach–a product of the cutting of first and early second growth–as well as shimmering stretches of coastline protected for endangered birds previously thought to have abandoned northern Oregon.
Hardcover: 112 pages
Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery (June 27, 2017)