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Peter Goin, Foundation Professor of Art at the University of Nevada, Reno, produces photographs dealing with the long-term impact of culture and technology on the environment. Using the language of the Fine Arts, Peter’s work integrates history, architecture, urban planning, and the social and political sciences in an interdisciplinary manner. He has published more than 20 books with such prestigious publishers as The Johns Hopkins University Press, University of California Press, University of Chicago Press, University of New Mexico Press, University of Texas Press, the Center for American Places, and Norton Publishers. Peter’s work is included in more than 43 major collections ranging from the Whitney Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The Library of Congress alone owns 350 of his photographs. These are a few of the more than 22 books that he has published:

  • Lake Tahoe: A Rephotographic History (University of New Mexico Press, 2023)

  • The Nature of Lake Tahoe: A Photographic History, 1860-1960 (University of New Mexico Press, 2021)

  • Colors of California Agriculture with Paul F. Starrs, co-author (The Bancroft Library, 2018)

  • A New Form of Beauty: Glen Canyon Beyond Climate Change (University of Arizona Press, October 31, 2016)

  • Dooby Lane: Also Known as Guru Road, A Testament Inscribed in Stone Tablets (Counterpoint, November 15, 2016)

  • Time and Time Again: History, Rephotography, and Preservation in the Chaco World with Lucy Lippard, co-author (Museum of New Mexico Press, 2013) [Selected by the Pima Public Libraries in Arizona as a Southwest Book of the Year for 2013.]

  • A Field Guide to California Architecture with Paul F. Starrs, co-author (University of California Press, 2010)

  • Nevada Rock Art (Black Rock Institute Press, 2009)

  • Black Rock with Paul F. Starrs, co-author (University of Nevada Press , 2005)

  • Changing Mines in America with C. Elizabeth Raymond, co-author (Center for American Places, distributed by University of Chicago Press, 2004)

  • A Doubtful River with Robert Dawson and Mary Webb, co-authors (University of Nevada Press, 2000)

  • Humanature (University of Texas Press, 1996)

  • Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe with essays by C. Elizabeth Raymond and Robert E. Blesse (University of New Mexico Press, 1992)

  • Nuclear Landscapes (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991)

  • Tracing the Line: A Photographic Survey of the Mexican-American Border (limited edition artist book, 1987)

Peter's photographs have been exhibited in more than fifty museums nationally and internationally, and he is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. His video work has earned him an EMMY nomination as well as the Best Experimental Video Award at the 2001 New York International Film & Video Festival. At the turn of the new century, Peter was awarded the Nevada Governor's Millennium Arts Award for Excellence in the Arts.​ He lives in Reno, Nevada.



Peter Goin please e-mail him at:

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