Ralph Gibson: Artist’s Lecture and Image Presentation

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2011, at 8pm
Venue: Cafe Volan, 510 Bangs Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
Admission: $10 All admissions at the door, cash only. No advance sales or reservations.

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ABOUT RALPH GIBSON
Ralph Gibson studied photography while in the U.S. Navy and then at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his professional career as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and went on to work with Robert Frank on two films. Gibson has maintained a lifelong fascination with books and book-making. Since the appearance of “The Somnambulist” in 1970, his work has been steadily impelled towards the printed page. To date, he has produced over 40 monographs, his most current projects being “State of the Axe” which was published by Yale University Press in Fall of 2008 and “Nude” by Taschen, 2009. His photographs are included in over 150 museum collections around the world, including the The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and have appeared in hundreds of exhibitions.

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Ralph Gibson: “I didn’t choose photography. Photography chose me.” Gibson is member of LM100 and photographed the portraits of his fellow members. Le Méridien’s experiences are defined and enriched by a group of cultural innovators and artists called Le Méridien 100. The group comprises a global array of visionaries, from painters to photographers, musicians to designers, chefs to architects. In this short film Gibson discusses his personal history and his approach to making photographs.




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Ralph Gibson has worked exclusively with the Leica for almost 50 years and here is an exclusive interview for Leica Camera.

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