Frank Gohlke

born Wichita Falls, TX 1942
Also known as
  • Frank William Gohlke
Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Active in
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  • American



A photograph of a grain elevator in a lightning storm.
Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke
November 27, 2008March 3, 2009
For more than 30 years, Frank Gohlke (b. 1942), a leading figure in American landscape photography, has explored the ways Americans build their lives in a natural world that rarely fits within a traditional pastoral ideal. This retrospective exhibition, which captures Gohlke's longstanding fascination with nature's proclivities for growth, destruction and unexpected change, features 79 photographs—both black-and-white and color prints—spanning the artist's career from the early 1970s through 2004.