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Guide to the Emmet Gowin Photographs, 1972-2008

Abstract

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.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Gowin, Emmet, 1941-
Title
Emmet Gowin photographs 1972-2008
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 2 Items
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Collection Overview

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.

Administrative Information

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Collection is restricted to educational, non-commercial use.

Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.

All or portions of this collection may be housed off-site in Duke University's Library Service Center. The library may require up to 48 hours to retrieve these materials for research use.

Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Maggie as Santa, Christmas, Danville, Virginia, 1972

8 x 10 silver gelatin print, signed by Emmet Gowin.

Box 1
Maggie and Astrolabe, 2001

8 x 10 silver gelatin print, signed by Emmet Gowin.

Box 1

Historical Note

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.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Emmet Gowin Photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Emmet Gowin Photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2010.

Processing Information

Processed by Meghan Lyon, October 2010

Encoded by Meghan Lyon, October 2010

Accession 2010-0097 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.