Beauty in Photography by Robert Adams – Book Review – By Holly Gilman

As someone who is an avid reader and collector of books, I am pretty time-poor. I have a job, two young children and a multitude of hobbies which I try to fit in too. Because of this, I find myself drawn to short stories and collections of essays.

Beauty in Photography (1996) is a collection of essays written by Robert Adams in which he explores photography’s place in art and questions his own assumptions and feelings. This is a collection of 8 essays although the final 3 are collected under one heading. I wanted to discuss and debate the first 5 of his essays.