Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Exhibitions and Events

Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA.  Maggie, January 9-February 11, 2009.  
Artist talk and book signing January 9th at 6pm with reception to follow.

Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA.  January 29-March 28, 2009.

Paris Photo 2008

November is the Month of Photography in France and Paris Photo took stage from November 13-16.  Japan was the honored guest this year, with many Japanese publishers showing recent books.  I was introduced to Tokyo publisher and gallery Tosei-Sha with the help of photographer friends Reiko Imoto and James Nakagawa (pictured above).  Hope to see everyone again soon.

Friday, September 12, 2008

"Maggie" book released by Tin Roof Press

Tin Roof Press, founded by Elijah Gowin, is proud to announce the release of Maggie.  Produced as a collaborative family effort by Emmet and Elijah Gowin, and with a text by Edith Gowin, Maggie brings together two generations to honor a beloved, elderly aunt, 98 year old Margaret Cooper. This beautifully printed book of 24 tritone and color photographs features selections from Emmet Gowin’s early photographs of Maggie and her extended family from the 1960s and 1970s, which includes both classic favorites and works that have never before been published. Elijah Gowin contributes photographs from his series Hymnal of Dreams (1994-2004) in which Maggie figures prominently in dreamlike and whimsically constructed scenes. Edith Gowin’s heartfelt introduction weaves together personal recollections while also providing a cultural backdrop for all the images. Together, father and son present an extended portrait of a remarkable woman whose unique personality and presence inspired two different generations.  Maggie celebrates the ties that bind time, place, and family history.

More information, previews and purchase of the book can be accessed at tinroofpress.com.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Printing "Maggie" Book in Germany

The Gowin family have teamed up to produce a new book,Maggie, (due out in September from Tin Roof Press) and Emmet and Elijah were recently printing at Cantz press in Germany.

The first image shows the plate used to print the tri-tone images. Other photos are from on press or at the Scheufelen paper mill located outside of Stuttgart.  They have been making paper since 1855 and produce one the best offset printing papers for photographic reproduction called PhoeniXmotion.  The Xantur version of this paper is natural white and the paper that Maggie is printed on.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Guggenheim Fellowship

(April 5th, 2008 from robertmann.com): Robert Mann Gallery would like to congratulate Elijah Gowin, recently awarded a 2008 Guggenheim Fellowship. Gowin, whose exhibition Of Falling & Floating was at Robert Mann Gallery in 2007, joins an illustrious group: previous Guggenheim Fellows include Ansel Adams, W. H. Auden, Aaron Copland, Martha Graham, Langston Hughes, Henry Kissinger, Vladimir Nabokov, Isamu Noguchi, Linus Pauling, Philip Roth, Paul Samuelson, Wendy Wasserstein, Derek Walcott, James Watson, and Eudora Welty. For more information visit the Guggenheim Fellowship website.