Great Wall at Mutianyu and me.

Charlie Gross began serious photography in China in the 1980’s where he was astounded by the Chinese landscape and its representation in Chinese painting.

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, N.Y.U., Peking University and San Quentin Prison and has been at Princeton University since 1970 where he is now Professor Emeritus and still teaching. 

Dr. Gross’s primary scientific research area had been in vision. He and his students found neurons that can detect faces and described several new visual areas in the brain. Among his other research interests are the representation of space in the brain, neurogenesis, neuroethics and the history of neuroscience. 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).

He has had one-person photo shows at Forbes College, Princeton, NJ (1997), the Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, N.Y. (1998), the Chapin Gallery, Princeton NJ (2011) and Gallery 14 Hopewell, NJ (2012, 2013 & 2015).

All photographs on this site may be purchased in custom sizes, up to 21" x 19", for under $300 per photograph.

These photographs were taken while I was staying at Bedouin camp in the Wahiba Sands
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