Adam Fuss

(London, 1961 - )
Lives New York City
Raised in England and Australia, Fuss began his career as a photography apprentice at an Australian advertising agency in 1980.  After moving to New York City, he gained critical attention for his experiments with pinhole cameras and photograms, which produced haunting images that speak to the alchemy involved in the photographic process.  Throughout his life, Fuss has maintained an intense reverence for and fascination with nature and life cycles, claiming that “making pictures allowed me the possibility of a spiritual life.” Photograms of water droplets, smoke, flowers, christening gowns and birds captured in flight take on mystical and ephemeral tones. He is also known for reviving the laborious nineteenth-century daguerreotype technique.

Fuss has shown his work nationally and internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; MA, and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX. The Mapfre Foundation, Madrid, mounted a comprehensive survey of Fuss’ work in January, 2011.His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, among many others. Fuss was awarded the Akron Art Museum’s Knight Purchase Prize for Photographic Media in 2002.
Subscribe on Yahoo! Calendar

Yahoo Calendar Instructions:

  1. On your Yahoo Calendar page, find "Subscribed" on the left side-bar and click the "plus" sign
  2. Click "Subscribe to Other Calendars"
  3. Paste the following link in the "iCal Address" field:
  4. Choose a Display Name and Calendar Color and click "Continue"
Help with calendar subscriptions

Help with calendar subscriptions:

Most modern calendar software will allow you to subscribe to online calendars. If you have different software other than those that are listed, you can use the following URL in its subscribe feature to automatically display upcoming events:

Search the Collection

Quick Search


Advanced Search

Online Collection paid for with a grant from
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Rights & Reproduction

The use of images, text, and all other media found on this website is limited. Please review the Rights and Reproduction document for details.