Emmet Gowin: A Life in Photography

Tuesday 03 December, 2013
6:30pm, $5

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27 Street

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Join Aperture and Emmet Gowin for a talk and book signing for his long-awaited survey Emmet Gowin(Fundación MAPFRE in association with Aperture, 2013), which pays tribute to his prolific career as a photographer and his impact on the medium.

In his photographs, Gowin has threaded together seemingly disparate subjects—his wife, Edith, and their extended family; American and European landscapes; aerial views of environmental devastation—that reflect his ongoing interest in issues of scale, the impact of the individual, and notions of belonging. As a photography professor at Princeton University from 1973 to 2009, Gowin exerted a powerful influence on several generations of photographers.

This talk is part of the Aperture In Person series.

Emmet Gowin (born in Danville, Virginia, 1941) earned his MFA in photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 1967 after studying graphic design as an undergraduate. His black-and-white photographs have been exhibited in the United States and abroad, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and Espace Photographie Marie de Paris. Gowin’s work is included in major museum collections worldwide and he has published more than six monographs. He has been awarded several honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, and the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching from Princeton University.

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