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b. born 1941
Born 22 December 1941. Gowin began to photograph in 1961 and has worked as a freelance photographer since 1967. In 1971, Gowin moved to Newtown (Illinois, United States). In 1973, he became a professor of photography at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States. Gowin began to photograph Mount Saint Helens, Washington, in 1980 and has returned to photograph the mountain every year since. He has also photographed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Peru throughout the 1970s. In 1982, he photographed in Jordan.