November 16 - December 15, 2013.
Far and Nearer
Charlie Gross has been interested in vision all his
life. His undergraduate thesis at Harvard was an inquiry
into the role of vision in bird migration and he has been a
pioneer in exploring the functions of the cerebral cortex in
recognizing visual forms, still a little-understood process.
He was educated at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn
N.Y., Harvard University, Cambridge University and M.I.T. He
taught at these universities as well as U.C. Berkeley, Peking
University, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and San
Quentin Prison and has been at Princeton University since 1970
where he is now Professor Emeritus of Psychology and the
Neuroscience Institute and still teaching.
His publications include two books for the
layman, Brain, Vision, Memory: Tales in the History of
Neuroscience (1998) and A Hole in the Head: More Tales
in the History of Neuroscience (2009).
Charlie began serious photography on the first of many
trips to China in the 1980’s where he was astounded by
the Chinese landscape and its representation in Chinese
Among his photographic influences have been Eliot Porter,
Ansel Adams, Alfred Stieglitz, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. He
has had one-person shows at Forbes College, Princeton,
NJ(1997), the Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock,
N.Y. (1998), the Chapin Gallery, Princeton (2011) and Gallery
14 (2012). He currently has an exhibition in the Psychology
Department, Green Hall, Princeton University.
Charlie Gross can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photography Personal Web Site: http://www.charliegross.net
Academic Website: http://www.princeton.edu/~cggross/