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Edith, Ruth and Mae, Danville, VA
Gelatin silver print
5 11/16 x 7 1/4 ins
Pace / MacGill Gallery
© Emmet Gowin. Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York
Gowin says: "My pictures are made as part of everyday life . . . With a camera on a tripod. In this situation, both the sitter and photographer become part of the picture. Sometimes my photographs resemble home snapshots, . . . But I always want to make a picture that is more than a family record. I feel that the clearest pictures were at first strange to me; yet whatever picture an artist makes, it is in part a picture of himself a matter of identity."
Emmet Gowin, Emmet Gowin: Photographs (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976), 100