Adams has produced two photography books, the first being I am Alaskan (2013), which includes his photographs of the land in Alaska as well as the people who live there. In his second, I am Inuit (2017), Adams shares portraits captured during his travels through Alaska, visiting twenty-one communities and hearing stories about resilience and change as they navigate the impacts of colonization and climate change.
With many successful exhibitions, Adams has shared his love for photography and documentation. I AM ALASKAN The Exhibit ran at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation in 2013 and LA Artcore in Los Angeles in 2014. I AM INUIT The Exhibit ran in 2017 at the Anchorage Museum and Galleri Nordnorge in Norway. In 2018, Adams received a fellowship grant from The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation and the Rasmuson Foundation in recognition and support of his work.
Adams’ skill and passion for sharing Inuit voices and perspectives has gained him national and international recognition. He has been featured in several national and international publications including the Inuit Art Quarterly, National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine and Time Magazine. His work is included in the collections of the Anchorage Museum, the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center and the Library of Congress.
Credit: This video is by Michael Conti and was originally published by the Anchorage Museum on March 26, 2020. COURTESY THE ANCHORAGE MUSEUM.
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