Peter Goin

Foundation Professor of Art in Photography and Videography

Peter Goin is a Foundation Professor of Art in Photography and Videography at the University of Nevada Reno. He moved to Nevada in 1984 and became fascinated with the basin-and-range environment. He is best known for his work within the altered landscape--focusing on the American West and specifically the Nevada landscape. His work has been shown in over fifty museums nationally and internationally and he is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships.

Peter has received numerous grants for improving the curriculum in the Photography Department at the University of Nevada Reno including an Instructional Enhancement Grant to create a digital photography tutorial curriculum and a partnership with the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority. He includes students in multiple research initiatives including a photographic project documenting the Angora Fire site in South Lake Tahoe and has taken students out into the field for photographic workshops in diverse places such as Oaxaca, Mexico and the Ruby Mountains.

Peter was awarded with a Foundation Professorship in 1996. He received the Alan Bible Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Nevada Reno in 2005 and was nominated for International Educator of the Year by the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England in 2003. In 1999, Peter was honored with the Governor's Millennium Award for Excellence in the Arts.

Peter has published multiple books and photographic portfolios, has coauthored numerous books, and served as an editor for several texts.