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Peter Goin (b. 1951)

Sunset over Wizard Island from Viewpoint near Lightning Spring Trail, 2001/2016

digital print

Intrigued by the effects of humans on the landscape, Peter Goin uses photography to depict landscapes that have been altered. In his book Nuclear Landscapes, he presents photographs of various nuclear test sites and power facilities that have been abandoned and the effects these sites and facilities have on the surrounding area. He gained unprecedented access to test sites and facilities in Nevada, Washington, and the South Pacific (as well as risked exposure to radiation and shark attack) in order to examine these unique places. Goin has received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships and is currently a Professor of Art in Photography and Videography at the University of Nevada, Reno.