History of Photography


Introduction History of Photography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

A World History of Photography (by Naomi Rosenblum)

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991 (by Hans-Michael Koetzle)

Photographers' Dictionary
(based on "20th Century Photography - Museum Ludwig Cologne")


 

 



Photographers' Dictionary

(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")

 
 

 



Emmet Gowin - 1
 


Emmet Gowin

(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Emmet Gowin (born 1941 in Danville, Virginia) is an American photographer.
After graduating from Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University) in 1965, Gowin attended the Rhode Island School of Design. While earning his MFA, Gowin studied under influential American photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind.
Gowin teaches at Princeton University and lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Edith.
Gowin first gained attention with his intimate portraits of his wife and family. His almost exclusive use of a large format camera led to both optical and darkroom experiments. Using a 4x5 lens with an 8x10 camera allowed Gowin to expose the full image circle, surrounded by a dramatic vignette, in his family portraits and rural landscapes.
Beginning with a trip to Washington State soon after Mt. Saint Helens erupted, Gowin began taking aerial photographs. For the next twenty years, Gowin captured strip mining sites, nuclear testing fields, large-scale agricultural fields and other scars in the natural landscape.
Gowin received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1977 and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1979.

 


Ruth

 


Edith, c.1968

 


Edith, Dayton, Ohio

 


Nancy
Danville, Virginia
1965

 


Edith and Ruth
Danville, Virginia
1966

 


Nancy
Danville, Virginia
1969

 


Willie Cooper
Danville, Virginia
1970

 


Edith
Danville, Virginia
1970

 


Edith and Rennie Booher
Danville, Virginia
1970

 


Family
Danville, Virginia
1970

 


Edith
Danville, Virginia
1971

 


Edith
Danville, Virginia
1971

 


Edith
Danville, Virginia
1971

 


Edith

 


Edith

 


Edith

 


Edith

 


Rennie Booher
Danville, Virginia
1972

 


Edith and Elijah
Pennsylvania
1974

 


Geography pages
1974

 


Spring Snow
Danville, Virginia
1974

 


Edith, Ruth, and Mae, Danville, Virginia

 


Danville, Virginia, 1966

 


Child by dead tree

 


Danville, Virginia, 1967

 


Barry & Dwayne, Danville, VA

 


Barry & Dwayne, Danville, VA

 


Ralph and fire, Danville, Virginia

 


Porch Post

 


Near Chatham, Virginia

 


Nancy and Dwayne, 1970

 

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