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Frank Gohlke (born April 3, 1942) is an American landscape photographer. He has been awarded two Guggenheim fellowships, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and a Fulbright Scholar Grant. His work is included in numerous permanent collections, including those of Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the Art Institute of Chicago.Gohlke was one of ten photographers selected to be part of "New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape," the landmark 1975 exhibition at the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House (now the George Eastman Museum). During a career spanning nearly five decades, Gohlke has photographed grain elevators in the American midwest; the aftermath of a 1979 tornado in his hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas; changes in the land around Mount St. Helens during the decade following its 1980 eruption; agriculture in central France; and the wild apple forests of Kazakhstan.
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Born 3 April 1942. In 1967, Gohlke became a freelance photographer, and from 1967-1968 he studied photography with Paul Caponigro. In 1971, Gohlke moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and from 1975 to 1979 he was an assistant professor of photography at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. From 1973 to 1977, Gohlke photographed grain elevators in the midwestern United States. In 1980, Gohlke was commissioned by the Tulsa Airport Trust to create a series of mural photographs for Tulsa International Airport. From 1980 to 1983, Gohlke produced a series of aerial photographs of the eruptions of Mount Saint Helens in Washington State. In 1986, Gohlke became the first American to be commissioned by the French government sponsored survey "la Mission photographique de la DATAR". Gohlke was commissioned to photograph the countryside of the Burgundy and Massif central regions of France. Gohlke moved to Massachusetts in 1987.
Artist, Teacher, Photographer
Frank Gohlke, Frank William Gohlke
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  • Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now Hardcover, 368 pages
  • Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West Exhibition catalogue, Hardcover, 168 pages
  • Mount St. Helens: Photographs by Frank Gohlke Hardcover, 88 pages

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