© Emmet and Edith Gowin/courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

MOTHS, EXPOSED: Photographer and professor emeritus Emmet Gowin has released his first book of color photography, at age 75, exploring those creatures we humans typically perceive in flickers of black and gray as they flutter against light sources in the dark. Mariposas Nocturnas (Princeton University Press) is an oversized book that catalogs thousands of live moths presented across 100 pages of colorful five-by-five photographic grids. For the photos, taken over 15 years in Central and South America, Gowin attracted moths using outdoor lamps and sometimes provided painted material on which they would alight. Seeing them on these manmade surfaces, he writes, “reminds me that although we share the same world, the moth and I are visitors to each other.”