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Emmet Gowin: A Life in Photography (Video)

On December 3, Aperture Gallery hosted a talk and book signing with photographer Emmet Gowin, in honor of the release of his long-awaited survey Emmet Gowin (Fundación MAPFRE in association with Aperture, 2013). The book 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.

A slideshow of images accompanied Gowin’s talk, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

View “Emmet Gowin: A Life in Photography” Parts 2, 3 and 4 on Vimeo.

Emmet Gowin’s survey, Emmet Gowin (Fundación MAPFRE in association with Aperture, 2013), is now available.

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