Douglas R. Gilbert Photographs

Rob Tyner and Wayne Kramer of MC5

Black and white photograph of vocalist Rob Tyner and guitarist Wayne Kramer of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Concert in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the negative.
Rob Tyner and Michael Davis of MC5

Black and white photograph of vocalist Rob Tyner and bassist Michael Davis of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Concert in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the negative.
Rob Tyner of MC5

Black and white photograph of vocalist Rob Tyner of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Concert in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the negative.
Rob Tyner of MC5

Black and white photograph of vocalist Rob Tyner of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Concert in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the negative.
Rob Tyner of MC5

Black and white photograph of vocalist Rob Tyner of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Concert in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the negative.
Fred "Sonic" Smith of MC5

Black and white photograph of guitarist Fred "Sonic" Smith of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Concert in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the negative.
Wayne Kramer of MC5

Black and white photograph of Wayne Kramer of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Big 10 Summer Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert.
Rob Tyner and Michael Davis of MC5

Black and white photograph of vocalist Rob Tyner and guitarist Michael Davis of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Big 10 Summer Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the negative.
MC5 On Stage

Black and white photograph of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Big 10 Summer Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the negative.
Rob Tyner and Dennis Thompson of MC5

Black and white photograph of vocalist Rob Tyner and drummer Dennis Thompson of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Big 10 Summer Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the negative.
Spectators at WCFL Concert in Chicago

Black and white photograph of the audience at the WCFL Big 10 Summer Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970 by Douglas R. Gilbert. In the foreground a man in a white tank top and cut-off shorts stands with his hands on his hips while…
Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer, and Dennis Thompson of MC5

Black and white photograph of bassist Michael Davis, guitarist Wayne Kramer and drummer Dennis Thompson of the band MC5 performing at the WCFL Big 10 Summer Music Festival in Chicago, Illinois on July 18, 1970, by Douglas R. Gilbert. Scanned from the…

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Title

Douglas R. Gilbert Photographs

Creator

Gilbert, Douglas R., 1942-

Description

Photographs scanned from negatives and transparencies from the Douglas R. Gilbert papers (RHC-183).

Douglas R. Gilbert (b. 1942) is an American photographer from Michigan. He was born in Holland, Michigan and is the son of Russell W. and Carmen (Andree) Gilbert. Gilbert earned a B.A. in social sciences and art at Michigan State University in 1964, an M.S. in photography from the Institute of Design at Illinois Institute of Technology in 1972, and a M.S.W. from Salem State College in 1993. He is married to Barbara (McDonald) Gilbert, and has three daughters, Robyn, Rachel, and Anne. Gilbert took a serious interest in photography at the age of fourteen. In 1963 he joined the staff of Look magazine in New York as the second youngest photojournalist in the magazine's history. As a Look photographer from 1964 to 1966, he photographed folk musician Bob Dylan, the Newport Folk Festival, Simon and Garfunkel, the New York City Financial District, the children and facilities at the Manhattan School for Seriously Disturbed Children. From 1967 to 1969, Gilbert did several shoots, including that of folk singer Janis Ian for Life magazine. After moving to Chicago, Illinois in 1969 to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology, Gilbert conducted notable photo shoots of business and political figure Lenore Romney, and pursued more personal and artistic photography, focusing on urban and rural landscapes in Illinois and Michigan. He then joined the faculty of Wheaton College, where he taught from 1972 to 1982. In 1993, Gilbert graduated from Salem State College, Massachusetts, with a Masters in Social Work, and later pursued a second career as a psychotherapist. Throughout his photography career, he pursued both freelance commercial work as well as artistic work. His art photography is characterized by its classic black-and-white format, and features people, places and objects shot great attention and sensitivity. Gilbert's works are held in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, The Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, and the Grand Valley State University Art Galleries, as well as in numerous private and institutional collections.

Date

1960-2011

Rights

In Copyright

Subject

Photographs
Photography -- United States

Publisher

Grand Valley State University. University Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives.

Identifier

RHC-183

Format

Image

Type

image/jpeg

Language

eng


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