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United States of America born 1942

Landscape - Central Nebraska 1976 1978 Materials & Technique: photographs, gelatin silver photograph

Dimensions: printed image 32.6 h x 33.0 w cm sheet 50.4 h x 44.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1980
Accession No: NGA 80.708

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