Photographs by UNR professor and author on display at Haldan Gallery |

Photographs by UNR professor and author on display at Haldan Gallery

Peter Goin / Provided to the Tribune"Fire in Water" by University of Nevada, Reno, professor Peter Goin, was taken in Seven Mile Canyon, Lake Powell, Utah. Goin's work will be on display through June 18.

An exhibition by photographer Peter Goin called “Fire!” will be on display through June 18 at the Haldan Art Gallery at Lake Tahoe Community College.

Goin is a professor of art in photography and videography at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the author of “Tracing the Line: A Photographic Survey of the Mexican-American Border,” “Nuclear Landscapes,” “Stopping Time: A Rephotographic Survey of Lake Tahoe with Essays by C. Elizabeth Raymond and Robert E. Blesse” and “Humanature.”

He served as editor of a fifth book, “Arid Waters: Photographs from the Water in the West Project.” Goin is also co-author of numerous books, including the “Atlas of the New West,” a collaborative effort with members of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder; “A Doubtful River,” a project that examines the complex watershed of the Newlands Project, the first federal irrigation dam; and “Changing Mines in America,” reinterpreting the legacy and importance of mining landscapes throughout the United States. In 2005, Goin and Paul F. Starrs served as co-authors for “Black Rock,” a dedicated investigation of a desert region in Northern Nevada.

Goin’s photographs have been exhibited in more than 50 museums nationally and internationally, and he is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. Goin’s 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 Governor’s Millennium Award for Excellence in the Arts.

This fall, the Black Rock Institute Press will publish “Nevada Rock Art,” Goin’s focused study on Nevada’s petroglyphs and pictographs. Reflecting his long-standing work studying Lake Tahoe, Goin is also the author of the forthcoming “South Lake Tahoe: Then & Now.”

Next on the list is a co-authored, two-book project with the University of California Press, “A Field Guide to California Agriculture” and “The Nature of California Agriculture.”

Information about Goin and his projects is available at (775) 322-3541 or

Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays. The gallery is free and open to the public.

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