Photographer Interviews

Emmet Gowin: A Photographer’s Path to Seeing

February 25, 2014

© Emmet Gowin/Courtesy of Pace/McGill Gallery, New York

"Edith, Chincoteague Island, Virginia," 1967, by Emmet Gowin. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

Emmet Gowin has been making photographs of remarkable grace, beauty and mystery for more than 40 years. In a new retrospective co-published by Fundacion MAPFRE and Aperture Foundation, Gowin elaborates on his work, and on the importance of a photographer’s intuition, patience, chance and personal engagement. The following excerpts from the book are taken from an artist’s statement that Gowin...

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