Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Princeton Public Library, Witherspoon Street, Princeton
FREE and open to public
The renowned American photographer Emmet Gowin is best known for his portraits of his wife, Edith, and their family, as well as for his images documenting the impact of human activity upon landscapes around the world. For the past fifteen years, he has been engaged in an equally profound project on a different scale, capturing the exquisite beauty of more than one thousand species of nocturnal moths in Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, and Panama. We invite you to see and hear about some of Gowin’s stunning color portraits of the insects.
Emmet Gowin is a photographer and Professor Emeritus at the Lewis Center for the Arts. 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.
Presented by Labyrinth Live at the Library and cosponsored by the Princeton Public Library and Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts.