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Frank Gohlke
Mount ST. Helens
HC 36,5 x 29 cm., 88pp.
MOMA 2005

Beginning in 1981, the photographer Frank Gohlke made regular visits to the devastated landscape around the Mount St. Helens volcano, in the forests of Washington State. In photographs of biblical grandeur taken between 1981 and 1990, Gohlke recorded both the ravaged terrain around Mount St. Helens in the early years after the 1980 eruption and the regrowth, slow but extraordinary, of the region's natural forest. Mount St. Helens: 1981 to 1990 contains all of these dramatic photographs; an essay on volcanology and the geology of the Pacific Northwest by Kerry Sieh and Simon LeVay; an introduction by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art; and notes on the images by the photographer himself. Includes 43 duotone plates.