United States of America born 1942
Landscape - Central Nebraska 1976 1978 Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph
Gohlke was included in the seminal 1975 exhibition, New topographics: Photographs of a man-altered landscape at the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House. The exhibition brought together photographers working with the landscape genre in a new way, using a straight, documentary style to look at the way that the land has been affected by human intervention. Though non-judgemental, the images tell a story of the ubiquity and impact of urban sprawl on the natural world and speak to other environmental concerns. There is a marked elegiac mood that hangs over much of Gohlke’s work from this time.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra