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Elijah  Gowin

Falling, Floating, and Everything Between

An interview with Elijah Gowin, Assistant Professor, Art and Art History, UM Kansas City

As a fan of Polaroids and a former art history major, it may seem like a stretch that Elijah Gowin would go on to win a Guggenheim Fellowship for photography. Yet the assistant professor of Photographic Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City has been experimenting with mixing electronic and traditional photographic media to create a new style of art—one that relies on both his well cultivated photographic instincts and the unlimited possibilities of the Internet.