MARIPOSAS NOCTURNAS: THE SPLENDOR OF MOTHS

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture piece begins:

For fifteen years photographer Emmet Gowin (b. 1941) intermittently traveled to the forests of Central and South America in order to learn about, live with, and capture the mysterious essence of moths.

Mariposas Nocturnas: Moths of Central and South America (A Study in Beauty and Diversity) (2017) is the result.

In the course of his decades-long career Gowin has photographed his extended family, including his wife Edith, his children, and his aging parents. In the 1980s, his focus shifted to aerial landscapes of America and Europe, with a special interest in environmental degradation stemming from the effects of irrigation, mining, and military testing.

At seventy-five, he published his paean to moths.

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