Event Date: Oct 15, 2019
Event Time: 6:30pm
Location: Visual Arts Complex 1B20
Last month, the Center of the American West presented a public conversation with the accomplished Western landscape photographer Peter Goin, exploring his bravery and enterprise in taking on topics ranging from the West’s nuclear landscapes to the legacy of abandoned mines. Drawing on the long-running Goin/Limerick friendship (in essence, an alliance between a visual-arts innovator and a written-word dinosaur), this event elicited congenial, and only slightly invidious, comparisons between the visual power of photographs and the constraints of words on the written page. eTown’s Nick Forster, a gifted, knowledgeable, and energetic interviewer, served as moderator. The conversation explored the compatibility between the honest reckoning with loss and injury, and the forceful move toward redemption and reconciliation.
Presented by the Department of Art and Art History and the Center of the American West.
Peter Goin is an American photographer best known for his work within the altered landscape.