This image comes from Elijah Gowin’s series Hymnal of Dreams (1994-2004), in which his beloved aunt Margaret Cooper is featured prominently in dreamlike and whimsically constructed scenes. Gowin uses photography to speak about ritual, landscape, and memory. Both images from Light Work’s Master Print Edition were included in the recently published book Maggie, also available through the Light Work Shop.
Elijah Gowin’s photographs have been exhibited internationally. His work is represented in the collections of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Center for Creative Photography, among others. He participated in Light Work’s Artist-in-Residence Program in 1998. In 2008 he received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Other awards include a Puffin Foundation Grant, the Charlotte Street Foundation Award, a fellowship from the Silver Eye Center for Photography, and more. Gowin is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery in New York, NY, and the Dolphin Gallery in Kansas City, MO.