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Frank Gohlke

Frank Gohlke

20th-21st century American photographe
(Wichita Falls, Texas, 4/3/1942 - )

b. 4/3/1942 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.

4 objects

Tallow Spill, Near Lebec, California

gelatin silver print
Museum Purchase, Lloyd O. and Marjorie Strong Coulter Fund

Aerial View: Keystone Expressway, Vicinity of Tulsa, Oklahoma

gelatin silver print
Museum Purchase

The Sudbury River-Hopkinton, Massachusetts, October 1990

Museum Purchase with funds donated by the Dorsky Foundation

Aerial View - Tulsa, Oklahoma

silver gelatin print on paper
Courtesy of Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Nicholas