Robert E. Gilka

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Robert E. Gilka (July 12, 1916 – June 25, 2013) was an American photojournalist best known for being an editor and director of photography at National Geographic for 27 years.[1][2]

Gilka was born on July 12, 1916 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was married to Janet Gilka from 1941 until her death in 2004. They had four children. Gilka died on June 25, 2013 from pneumonia in Arlington, Virginia, aged 96.[3]

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  1. "National Press Photographers Association | Angus McDougall, Bob Gilka: More Than 100 Years Dedicated To Photojournalism". Archived from the original on 2011-11-06. Retrieved 2013-06-26.
  2. Robert E. Gilka, personal autobiography 1998
  3. Ex-National Geographic photo chief Gilka dead at 96 Archived 2015-09-24 at the Wayback Machine at