Emmet Gowin
Subsidence Craters on Yucca Flat, Nevada Test Site, 1997, printed 2008,
Fiber Based Gelatin Silver Print on Portriga Rapid Agfa Vintage Paper

Trade edition of 35.
There are 21 artist proofs. One artist proof is given to each of the artists,
one artist proof is given to each of the two printers and three artist proofs are retained by the PRC.

Emmet Gowin photograph

Born in Danville, VA in 1941, Gowin studied with Harry Callahan at the Rhode Island School of Design, earning his MFA in 1967. During school, Gowin began taking intimate portraits of his wife Edith and family members, for which he is widely known today. For over twenty years, Gowin has also photographed aerially, capturing massive agriculture and irrigation projects, strip mines, atomic test sites, and other scars in the natural landscape all over the world. This image is from his “Nevada Test Site” series and depicts the U.S. Department of Energy's reservation pockmarked from over 50 years of nuclear testing. Related images from this body of work were featured in the catalogue that accompanied a major traveling exhibition of his aerial photography, Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth (2002). A Guggenheim and two-time NEA Fellowship recipient, Gowin is represented in international museums and widely exhibited. Gowin spoke at the PRC in 1985 and was featured in the exhibition, Anxious Libraries: Photography and the Fate of Reading, in 1996. A professor of photography at Princeton University since 1973, Gowin is represented by Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York. He lives in Newtown, PA.