Elijah Gowin uses photography to speak about ritual, landscape and memory. He was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1967 and received his MFA in Photography from the University of New Mexico. His photographs are in the collection of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Center for Creative Photography, among others. His awards include the John S. Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008 as well as grants from the Charlotte Street Foundation and the Puffin Foundation. He founded Tin Roof Press to publish his books on art and photography including “Maggie” in 2009 and his monograph "Of Falling and Floating" in 2011. Presently, he is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City where he directs photographic studies. Gowin is represented by the Robert Mann Gallery, New York .