Books: Emmet Gowin Looks at Nuclear Destruction

By David Schonauer   Monday December 2, 2019

In his new book, The Nevada Test Site, photographer Emmet Gowin turns his attention to the most existential of themes, notes The New Yorker: In 1996, after years of lobbying, Gowin was authorized to take aerial pictures of the crater-filled surface of the Nevada National Security Site, where, between 1951 and 1992, the government detonated more than nine hundred nuclear weapons. The work stands as a testament to the harms we inflict on our surroundings, notes the publisher, Princeton University Press.

Read the whole story at The New Yorker.


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