Charlie Gross

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.





"Night Photos"



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