Best of 2013: Emmet Gowin

ARTBOOK | D.A.P.
Nov 26, 2013 6:00PM
Featured image, "Barry, Dwayne, and Turkeys, Danville, Virginia" (1970), is reproduced from Aperture's long-awaited four-decade survey of Emmet Gowin, named one of TIME magazine's Best Photobooks of 2013. Gowin wrote, in 1976 and 2001, "'Through my marriage to Edith Morris, in 1964, I entered a family freshly different from my own. I admired their simplicity and generosity, and thought of the pictures I made as agreements... Through the lives of new relatives, my more whole family, I returned to the mode that finds solemnity in daily life. As a child, one has the time for such pastimes as sunlight on water or the weave of the porch screen and the openings and closings of those doors. I wish never to outgrow that leisure.' These words, written more than thirty-five years ago, continue to embody an ideal that I do not wish to outlive…"
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