Guide to the Emmet Gowin Photographs, 1972-2008
American photographer and Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Co-author, with Elijah Gowin, of Maggie, published by Tin Roof Press in 2008. Collection consists of 2 signed 8x10 gelatin silver photographs, originally included in the publication of Maggie. The edition, available in Lilly Library at Duke University, was Number 7 of a Special Edition of Twenty-five, September 2008.
- Collection Number
- Emmet Gowin photographs
- Gowin, Emmet, 1941-
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 2 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- Material in English
Collection consists of 2 signed 8 x 10 gelatin silver photographs, originally included in the publication of Maggie. They have been separated from the book due to preservation concerns. The monograph Maggie, available in Lilly Library at Duke University, was Number 7 of a Special Edition of Twenty-five, published by Tin Roof Press, September 2008.
The prints are sleeved together in a custom envelope matching the book.
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How to Cite
[Identification of item], Emmet Gowin Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Emmet Gowin, born in Danville, Virginia, in 1941, is an American photographer and Professor of Visual Arts in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
Gowin received his MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1967. He specializes in intimate portraits, particularly of his wife and other family members. He is also known for aerial photography, and since the 1980s has documented sites throughout the world. Gowin's work has been exhibited in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. He has won awards throughout his career, with notable ones including a Guggenheim fellowship (1974), two NEA fellowships (1977 and 1979), and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (1993-1994).
Gowin's work has also been published in several monographs, including Emmet Gowin/Photographs (1976); Emmet Gowin: Photographs, 1966-1983 (1983); Emmet Gowin/Photographs: This Vegetable Earth is But A Shadow (1990); Emmet Gowin/Aerial Photographs (1998); Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth (2002); and Mariposas Nocturnas--Edith in Panama (2006).
Emmet Gowin is also the co-author, with Elijah Gowin, of Maggie, published by Tin Roof Press in 2008.
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The Emmet Gowin Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2010.
Processed by Meghan Lyon, October 2010
Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2010
Accession 2010-0097 is described in this finding aid.