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Here on Earth: Emmet Gowin on a Life in Photography

Here on Earth: Emmet Gowin on a Life in Photography
Emmet Gowin, American, Christmas Week, Danville, Virginia, 1969. Gelatin silver print. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, National Endowment for the Arts Grant, P1972.212.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

An archival recording of this talk is available for research use by appointment at the Harvard Art Museums Archives.

Emmet Gowin once said, “There are things in your life that only you will see, stories that only you will hear. If you don’t tell them or write them down, if you don’t make the picture, these things will not be seen, these things will not be heard.”

In this talk, the American photographer will explore his critically acclaimed oeuvre and his photographic interests over the span of a career that began when he was a student of Harry Callahan in the 1960s. In addition to a lifelong devotion to teaching, Gowin has pursued a range of subjects in his art, including aerial photography of agricultural fields and nuclear plants, close-up studies of moths, and portraits of his family.

The lecture will take place in Menschel Hall, Lower Level. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway. Doors will open at 5:30pm.

Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person.

Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.

Co-sponsored by the department of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard.

Support for this lecture is provided by the Richard L. Menschel Endowment Fund at the Harvard Art Museums. In addition, modern and contemporary art programs at the Harvard Art Museums are made possible in part by generous support from the Emily Rauh Pulitzer and Joseph Pulitzer, Jr., Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art.