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Emmet Gowin (American, 1941- )

Emmit Gowin, who was born in Danville, Virginia, received his M.F.A. in 1967 from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he studied with Harry Callahan. Gowin's photographs feature his wife, Edith, and record her changing features and their life together. Also a landscape photographer, he has made aerial photographs in Mexico, Czechoslovakia, and Japan since the 1980s, documenting the scarring of the land by military test sites, pivot irrigation, gold courses, and fresh battlefields. Gowin has received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1977 and an NEA fellowship in 1979, and teaches photography at Princeton University.
- Anne Strader

Selected Bibliography
Ackley, Clifford S. Private Realities: Recent American Photography. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1974.

Bunnell, Peter C. Emmet Gowin: Photographs, 1966-1983. Washington, DC: The Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1983.

Gowin, Emmet. Emmet Gowin: Aerial Photographs. Princeton: Art Museum, Princeton University, 1998.


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