TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Frank Gohlke, 1976
- Ben Lifson, 1977
- An Interview with Frank Gohlke, 1978
- Frank Gohlke, 1979
- Silos of Life…, 1979
- Oil, 1982
- Lieben und Arbeiten: Frank Gohlke on Photographic Art, 1984
- A Volatile Core, 1985
- Aftermath: The Wichita Falls, Texas, Tornado, April 10, 1979, 1985
- Interviews with Artists on Creativity, 1985
- Bare Facts: The Photography of Wright Morris, 1986
- Frank Gohlke, 1986
- David McMillan: Photography and Landscape: Some Thoughts, 1987
- Measure of Emptiness, 1992
- Rose Marasco: Recovery and Hope, 1992
- Grounding One’s Work, 1993
- Living Water, 1993
- Sudbury Lecture, 1993
- Looking for Lee Friedlander, 1993
- Conversations in the Park, 1994
- Thoughts on Landscape, 1995
- John Huddleston, 1999
- Amy Kubes, 2001
- Photography and Place: The Concord Photographs of Herbert W. Gleason, 2005
- Jack Lueders-Booth, 2005
- Mount St. Helens: Photographer’s Notes, 2005
- Margot Anne Kelley, 2006
- Wayne Gudmundson, 2007
- Stories in the Dirt, Stories in the Air, 2007
Thoughts on Landscape:
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Frank Gohlke has been a leading figure in American landscape photography for over thirty years. He has photographed grain silos in Minnesota, the aftermath of a tornado in Texas, the destruction and rebirth of the land after the Mount St. Helens eruption in Washington, and a river’s quiet course in Massachusetts. His is a career of deep, unbroken contemplation of the enduring landscape and of our place within it. And for nearly as long as Gohlke has been photographing the landscape, he has been writing about it.
In the spirit of Henri Cartier-Bresson's seminal book, The Mind’s Eye, and Robert Adams's Beauty in Photography, Gohlke’s writings on photography span from the philosophical to the personal. In interviews, essays, artist statements, and lectures, Gohlke focuses both on his own work and life, and on the works and lives of the photographers around him. Woven throughout is his affection for and loyalty to the landscape around him, and his uncanny ability to convey the richness of his experience to readers—in words just as in images.
About the Author
Photographer Frank Gohlke has been awarded two Guggenheim Fellowships and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has been shown internationally and is included the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale. Born in Texas, Gohlke received his B.A. in English Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. At Yale University, where he received his MA in English in 1966, Gohlke met met Walker Evans and then studied privately with photographer Paul Caponigro. Gohlke has taught at Massachusetts College of Art; and the universities of Harvard, Princeton and Yale. He is now Laureate Professor of Photography at the University of Arizona and Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Creative Photography, in Tucson, Arizona.
Gohlke first came to prominence in the 1975 landmark exhibition, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, now being reprised in a nine-city international tour:
- George Eastman House, Rochester, July 11–Sept 20, 2009
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Oct 25, 2009–Jan 3, 2010
- Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Feb 19–May 16, 2010
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, July 17–Oct 3, 2010
+ Europe (Linz, Cologne, Paris, Rotterdam, Bilbao) 2010–2012