Peter Goin

Peter GoinPeter Goin, Foundation Professor, authored Tracing the Line: A Photographic Survey of the Mexican-American Border (1987); Nuclear Landscapes (1991); Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe (1992); and Humanature (1996). Peter Goin co-authored Atlas of the New West, A Doubtful River (2000); the Newlands Project; and, Changing Mines in America (2004). In 2005, Peter Goins and Paul F. Starrs served as co-authors of Black Rock. Goin’s photographs have been exhibited in over fifty museums nationally and internationally, and he is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. He was awarded the Governor’s Millennium Award for Excellence in the Arts.

In fall of 2009, the Black Rock Institute Press published a limited edition book, Nevada Rock Art. Goins is the author of South Lake Tahoe: Then & Now and co-author with Paul F. Starrs of A Field Guide to California Agriculture (2010). Goins and Lucy Lippard coauthored Time and Time Again: History, Rephotography, and Preservation in the Chaco World (2013). Forthcoming co-authored books include Dooby Lane (2016) with Gary Snyder, and A New Form of Beauty: Glen Canyon Beyond Climate Change (2016) with Peter Frederici.

The Nuclear Landscapes portfolio
Peter’s archival photographs from the 1980s were scanned, processed, and printed digitally. This project consists of 44 photographs and one panorama of the Trinity Site, and the overall production took four years to complete. The portfolio is printed on Canson, Rag Photographique 310gms paper, in editions of three. The sheets are 16” x 20” and the image sizes are 11” x 14”. Only one copy is available.

Nuclear Monsters
Nuclear Monsters is a video art project designed for non-profit, educational viewing identifying “nuclear” movies as an important element in our cultural history.  Including images from more than sixteen science fiction nuclear-age movies combined with old Atomic Age archival footage from the Department of Energy, the Atomic Energy Commission, the National Archives and other repository sites, Nuclear Monsters is a visual fascination with the monsters symbolizing our collective fear of the nuclear era.  Insightful, ironic, informative and humorous, Nuclear Monsters is a haunting interpretation of the nuclear era 1950s-1980s.  The program aired on KNPB Channel 5 at 9:30 PM, April 28, 2016.

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