Photographer Emmet Gowin who first gained attention in the 1970s for his work, will speak to George School students, faculty, and staff during assembly on Friday, September 21, 2018.
Emmet began his career in the 1970s as a portrait photographer, capturing intimate portions of his wife. He later shifted his focus to landscape and aerial photography, taking photos of the American West. He has photographed sights in the Czech Republic, Mexico, Middle East, Japan, and the United States. His photos have documented issues such as natural resource mining and weapons testing and its effect on the environment.
His work has been featured in museum collections around the world including the Art Institute of Chicago, The Tokyo Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Emmet and his wife, Edith, live in Newtown, Pennsylvania and are members of Newtown Meeting.