Charles Gurche Biography

Charles Gurche has worked with the landscape for over 30 years, mainly using large-format equipment. His images are widely recognized for their artistic and personal quality. Gurche has received awards from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, the Society of Professional Journalists, Nature’s Best International Photography Awards, and the Washington State Governor’s Book Award. His images have appeared in hundreds of publications including Audubon, National Geographic, Smithsonian and National Park Service books and magazines. Gurche’s first large-format book, Missouri, Images of Nature was published in his second professional year. Since that time, Gurche has published 14 large-format photography showcase books and exhibits in private and public spaces worldwide.

“I’ve been lucky to have spent many days wandering through and looking at this glorious world. Sometimes the connection with a place or a moment are so meaningful and potent; I only hope to convey a bit of that passion in a photograph.”

Collections, Exhibitions, & Acquisitions

Andrews Air Force Base, MD
Caldwell Banker, MO
CalvertHealth Medical Center, MD
Catholic Health Services, FL
Center for Justice, WA
Enumclaw Regional Hospital, WA
Group Health Cooperative, WA
Highline Medical Center, WA
Hyatt Regency, Bellevue, WA
John Muir Medical Center, CA
John Wayne Airport, Los Angeles, CA
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, CA

Mt Rainier National Park, WA
MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, WA
MultiCare Rockwood Clinic, WA
Overlake Medical Center, WA
Palomar Medical Center, CA
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, WA
Rock Regional Hospital, KS
Rockwood Retirement Community, WA
Spokane International Airport, WA
St Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, OR
St Joseph Medical Center, WA
UTSW William P. Clements Hospital, TX