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Gibson Ralph

RALPH GIBSON

Ralph Gibson is an American photographer mostly known for his photographic books. He lives and works in New York and he has recently been awarded with the Legion d’Honneur, by the president of the French Government.

He studied photography during the US Navy years and then at the San Francisco Art Institute. He began his career as assistant of Dorothea Lange (1960-1962) and as a camera operator with Robert Frank (1967-1969) in New York. After his short cooperation with Magnum agency, Gibson opened his own studio and his publishing house called Lustrum that by now has produced more than 40 monographs. In the ’70s he created his new artistic research that lead to some important publications such as “The Somnambulist” (1970) and “Déjà-vu” (1973) and “Days at Sea”.

Known for his images with graphic and mysterious tones, Gibson focuses usually on fragments and details of objects or reality, enhancing the aesthetic value of these elements of everyday life.

As he explains “ What I would like to do is to make my perception of anything, the subject of the shot itself… very humble objects. I would like to use photography as a medium to monumentalize all the shapes and the fragments less meaningful”.

Leda

Bikini

Untitled (Leda)

1974
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 20 x 30 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.
cm 40 x 50 ca. / inches 16 x 20 ca.
pigment print
cm 150 x 110 ca. / inches 59 x 39 ca.

Untitled (Bikini)

1974
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 31.5 x 21 ca. / inches 12 x 8 ca.
pigment print
cm 150 x 110 ca. / inches 59 x 39 ca.

Mary Hellen, hand

Baby's Hand and guitar

Mary Hellen, Hand

1969
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 31.5 x 21 ca. / inches 12 x 8 ca.
pigment print
cm 150 x 110 ca. / inches 59 x 39 ca.

Baby’s hand and guitar

1960-1961
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 31.5 x 21 ca. / inches 12 x 8 ca.

Ralph Gibson - Porta

Ralph Gibson - Penna

Untitled from the series “Somnambulist”

1969
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.
pigment print
cm 110 x 150 ca. / inches 39 x 59 ca.

Untitled from the series “Somnambulist”

1968
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Nude_Taschen

Untitled_1972

Untitled from the series “Infanta”

2012
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 50 x 60 ca. / inches 20 x 24 ca.

Untitled from the series “Déjà-vu”

1972
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Untitled_specchietto

Untitled

1970
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Untitled from the series “Infanta”

1980
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.
pigment print
cm 110 x 150 ca. / inches 39 x 59 ca.

Untitled_1987

Nude on the rock

Untitled from the series “In Situ”

1980
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 31.5 x 21 ca. / inches12 x 8 ca.

Untitled (Nude on the rock) from the series “Chiaroscuro”

1982
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 31 x 20.5 ca. / inches 12 x 8 ca.

Gibson_Pistola

Dittico Pistola

Untitled from the series “Déjà-vu”

1972
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Untitled (dyptich) from the series “Déjà-vu”

1972
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. cad. / inches 8 x 12 ca. cad.

Dittico Cuoco

Untitled (dyptich) from the series “Somnambulist”

1983
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 31.5 x 21 ca. cad. / inches 12 x 8 ca. cad.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled from the series “New York”

1968
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Untitled from the series “Infanta”

1981
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Untitled

Untitled

Untitled from the series “Somnambulist”

1969
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 31.5 x 21 ca. / inches 12 x 8 ca.

Untitled from the series “Infanta”

1986
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 31.5 x 21 ca. / inches 12 x 8 ca.

Gibson_Mask

Gibson_String

Waiter Shots (Capri)

1974
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Untitled from the series “Light Strings”

2003
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Bambino

Chiaroscuro

Untitled from the series “Infanta”

1988
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Untitled from the series “Infanta”

1988
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

 

 

White Nude

1974
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Untitled from the series “Quadrants”

1975
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

Woman with statue

1974
vintage gelatin silver print
cm 21 x 31.5 ca. / inches 8 x 12 ca.

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