Emmet is an internationally acclaimed photographer who has received fellowships from Guggenheim Museum, two from National Endowment for the Arts, and Pew.
Throughout his career, he has exhibited at major museums, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
He retired from Princeton University in 2010 after teaching in the Visual Arts Program for more than 35 years.
“We are beyond excited to introduce him to our artists’ creative imagery,” said Spencer Saunders, who founded the photo show in 1992 and returned in 2020 to help organize and rebrand it.
Emmet’s photography became popular in the 1970s through intimate portraits of his wife, Edith, and her family.
He is also known for his landscapes of the American West.
As for his role with Phillips’ Mill, Emmet will review the submitted photographs and select 135 to 150 images to be displayed during the exhibition.
The show begins on April 5th and continues through April 23rd.
Of the pieces selected for display, a dozen will receive awards. All photographs will be available for purchase.
Also new for 2020, a week-long volunteer appreciation photography show will follow on April 25th, featuring artwork of Phillips’ Mill members and volunteers.
Spencer calls the new week-long show “a gift to the volunteers that have lovingly produced this show.”
The exhibition’s perennial theme is “Photography as Art” and “Photographer as Artist.”
The exhibition is held at the 1756 repurposed grist mill designed for presentation, located at 2619 River Road, just outside of New Hope.
PHOTO CAP: Emmet Gowin