Emmet Gowin Started to make aerial photographs in 1980 as part of a commission to document the massive eruption of Mount St. Helens. Since then, Gowin has created hundreds of compelling aerial images of military test sites, farmland, battlefields, mining areas, and missile silos in such far-flung locations as Oregon's Columbia River, Kuwait, and the Czech Republic.
Mining the Coal Seam, Open Pit Strip Mine, Bohemia, Czech Republic, 1994
Emmet Gowin, Drainage Ditches in a Low Agricultural Field, Savannah River Nuclear Site, SC, 1992, toned gelatin silver print, Collection of the Yale University Art Gallery
Copper Ore Tailing, Globe, Arizona 1988 split toned gelatin silver print 24.1 x 24.3 cm.