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Emmet Gowin (born 1941) is an American photographer. He first gained attention in the 1970s with his intimate portraits of his wife, Edith, and her family. Later he turned his attention to the landscapes of the American West, taking aerial photographs of places that had been changed by humans or nature, including the Hanford Site, Mount St. Helens, and the Nevada Test Site. Gowin taught at Princeton University for more than 35 years.
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Born 22 December 1941. Gowin began to photograph in 1961 and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1967. In 1971, Gowin moved to Newtown (Illinois, United States). In 1973, he became a professor of photography at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Gowin began to photograph Mount Saint Helens, Washington, in 1980 and has returned to photograph the mountain every year since. He has also photographed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Peru throughout the 1970s. In 1982, he photographed in Jordan. American photographer.
Artist, Professor, Photographer
Emmet Gowin, Emmet William S. Gowin
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