Sunday, March 6, 2011

Finding Emmet Gowin

"We know more than we say…We tell those things that we feel have a chance poetically of fitting back into life." - Emmet Gowin

I'm embarrassed to say I only learned of Emmet Gowin today. An inspiration to anyone pursing a creative life and a photographer of considerable intellect and wisdom, Gowin recently retired after 30 plus years teaching at Princeton.

Articulate both visually and verbally, I found this interview clip from the 1980s rather moving and in fact profound.

I'd encourage any photographer who has yet to discover the world of Emmet Gowin to begin the exploration today.

Here are some links to other interviews and articles

Photo: © Ricardo Barros / courtesy pf Princeton Alumni Weekly

No comments: