Comparing Frank and Gowin

New Mexico, US 285
U.S. 285, New Mexico

This image symbolizes Frank’s photographic odyssey — dusk (low light), anxiety, oblivion, the blacktop stretching infinitely across America. There is  nothing here but something, hopefully something at the end at the end of the road.


This photograph from Emmet Gowin’s  Photographs is one example of a major difference between Frank and Gowin. Gowin is a native American. Frank is Swiss. Frank is the outsider looking in.  Gowin is at home, looking at home and family and relationships.