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Yale 62

An Enduring Enjoyment
Neil Goodwin Photos: a sampling and a link to more

By Neil Goodwin


I’ve been taking pictures for as long as I can remember and I’ve recently been assembling some of them into an online gallery which I’d like to share it with the class. The link to it is below this text. I’ve been an architect, a film maker and a writer, and through all of those enterprises, I continued to take pictures. The first photographs that affected me deeply me were Walker Evans’s images of the towns and people of the deep south. They had an unforgettable impact on me – still do. He taught a course in photography at the Yale School of Art and Architecture in 1965 as I was finishing my training in architecture, and I leapt at the chance to study with him.

This selection of pictures from the gallery is eclectic – taken over a long period of time and in many places, using a variety of film formats and digital cameras. I took many of them in the course of travel while making films or writing, but I find things to take pictures of wherever I go. I take pictures of what interests me, surprises me, draws me in: chance encounters with ordinary people in a remarkable moment, man-made things that come to life when abandoned; ironies, ambiguities and raw beauty in landscapes, and the complexity of cityscapes.

You’re invited to see more of my images at

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