Art Can Help: Spreading Hope in an Imperfect World

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Photographer Robert Adams believes that the best art not only acknowledges our imperfect world but also shares with us some message of hope. In the following extract from Art Can Help, Adams offers short meditations on striking images by three contemporary photographers — speaking to themes of family, humanity, and the environment — and shows us that art “encourages us to gratitude and engagement, and is of both personal and civic consequence”.

Art Can Help

By Robert Adams

Art Can Help is a compilation of inspiring essays by the artist Robert Adams about the purpose of art in a disillusioned society. The short texts explore the work of over two dozen modern and contemporary photographers, from Dorothea Lange to Emmet Gowin.



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