Robert Adams awarded with the Hasselblad Prize 2009

Remains of a Eucalyptus Wind Break Among Citrus Groves,
Redlands, California, 1982

Eden, Colorado, ca. 1968-71

Storm over Pawnee National Grassland, Colorado, 1984

Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1968

All pictures © Robert Adams

Today it was announced that the American photographer Robert Adams, Astoria, Oregon will be the recipient of the 2009 Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. The Hasselblad Prize is probably the most prestigious international photography award and has been received by
Lennart Nilsson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Irving Penn, Josef Koudelka, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin and many other master photographers since 1980.

An exhibition of Robert Adams’ photographs will open on November 6th, 2009 at the Foundation’s exhibition hall Hasselblad Center, Göteborg Museum of Art.

Robert Adams – Photo by Kerstin Adams

"Robert Adams is one of the most important and influential photographers of the last forty years. During that time he has worked almost exclusively in the American West, and, as photography has altered and fragmented, he has refined and reaffirmed its inherent language, adapting the legacies of nineteenth century and modernist photography to his own very singular purpose. ..." from the Foundation´s citation.

Read all about the Award on

Read interview with last year's winner of the Hasselblad Award Graciela Iturbide.


br said…
a decent human being and a lifetime as a is nice to see that he has been recognized.
Anonymous said…
A pleasure to discover !!!!

Mr Urbano said…
I agree Bea - a great man and photographer!
Mikael said…
The stillness and and they way he tells his story brings him close to Vinogrand and Evans among others, I´m very pleased to see him get the award this year
Vedres Ági said…
i'm happy to meet him, congratulation. the standing pictures just moving ahead.