“Perhaps because I grew up without a television, I’m not just watching. I’m looking.”
Born in Boston in 1942, Dow earned a BFA in graphic design and MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1965 and 1968, respectively. He first gained attention for his panoramic triptychs of baseball stadiums, a project that began with an image he made of Veteran's Stadium in Philadelphia, PA, in 1980. To date, Dow has documented more than two hundred major and minor league parks in the United States and Canada. Dow is an internationally exhibited artist and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, LEF Foundation, and the Mellon Foundation. He was also awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work has been published in American Studies (2011), Marking the Land (2007), Where We Live: Photographs from the Berman Collection(2006) as well as in international magazines and academic and fine art journals. In addition to teaching at Harvard University and Tufts University, Dow has taught photography at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for over twenty years.
Art Institute of Chicago
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
United States Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK