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Oral history interview with Emmet Gowin, 2010 May 13-14

Oral history interview with Emmet Gowin, 2010 May 13-14

Gowin, Emmet, 1941-


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording, master: 7 memory cards (6 hr., 3 min.) secure digital; 1.25 in.

Summary: An interview of Emmet Gowin conducted 2010 May 13 and 14, by Frank H. Goodyear, for the Archives of American Art's Oral History Interviews of American Photographers Project, at Rennie Booher's home, in Danville, Va.

Biographical/Historical Note

Interviewee Emmet Gowin (1941- ) is an educator and photographer in Newtown, Pa. Gowin photographed Edith and Rennie Booher and extended family. Interviewer Frank H. Goodyear (1967- ) is the associate curator of photographs, with the National Portrait Gallery, in Washington, D.C.


This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.


Funding for this interview was provided by the Brown Foundation.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Emmet Gowin, 2010 May 13-14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.