Emmet GowinThe Nevada Test Site


Between 1951 and 1992, the Nevada National Security Test Site endured more than one thousand nuclear blasts. Esteemed photographer Emmet Gowin reveals the impact these tests had on the land in his new book, The Nevada Test Site. The aerial photography contained within captures the breadth of the environmental changes, depicting a landscape that now looks more lunar than terrestrial. Gowin, professor emeritus of photography at Princeton University, pairs the photos with an essay about the difficult process of obtaining access to the site, and the emotions he experienced in creating the work. Join Gowin as he shares his insights into the profound and far-reaching environmental impacts of human activity.

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This program is generously underwritten by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

About the Author

Emmet Gowin is emeritus professor of photography at Princeton University. His many books include Emmet Gowin and Mariposas Nocturnas (Princeton). His photographs are in collections around the world, including at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Morgan Library and Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Tokyo Museum of Art. Robert Adams is one of the most esteemed American photographers working today. His work has been published in more than thirty books.