Adger Cowans:  “Personal Vision"


New Door Creative

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Renowned contemporary photographer, Adger Cowans, will talk about his work and professional journey at New Door Creative; Sunday, February 5th, 2017, 2:30-5 P.M.  The artist will also present and sign copies of his 2017 monograph release, Personal Vision.

For more than 50 years, Adger Cowans has shared his vision as a creative photographer.  Shooting images that are real, poignant, and captivating; he has unveiled points of light into remarkable kaleidoscopes of moment and measure.  As a photojournalist, Cowans successfully explored the worlds of fashion photography and film.  More recent work examines the phenomena of color and light.

Adger Cowans studied photography at Ohio University under Clarence H. White Jr., and then served as a military photographer in the United States Navy before moving to New York City. He worked with Life magazine photographer Gordon Parks and fashion photographers Henri Clarke, Ben Somoroff, Lillian Bassman, Steve Manville, among others.  Cowans has received the John Hay Whitney Fellowship, as well as the Lorenzo il Magnifico alla Carriera, in recognition of his distinguished career, at the 2001 Florence Biennale of Contemporary Art.

His travels have led him to Morocco, Brazil, Paris, London, Rome, Florence, Switzerland, Bali, Mexico, and all over the United States. Museum exhibitions include the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Additional exhibition venues include The George Eastman House, Harvard University, Chicago School of Design, International School of Photography, and the Studio Museum of Harlem.   

Learn more here:  The Daily Beast Review,  January 15, 2017