Mount St. Helens: Photographs by Frank Gohlke
June 29–September 26, 2005
Born in 1942, Frank Gohlke is a leading figure in American landscape photography. From 1981 to 1990 he visited Mount St. Helens five times, working on the ground and from the air over a wide area. In broad vistas and intimate details, Gohlke marshalled the relentless specificity of his medium to address an event of Old Testament grandeur. This exhibition of forty-three black-and-white prints presents the completed series for the first time.
The exhibition is accompanied by a book with reproductions of all the photographs in the exhibition, notes by the photographer, and an essay on Mount St. Helens and the geology of volcanoes by Kerry Sieh and Simon LeVay, authors of The Earth in Turmoil.