Ralph Gibson. Secret of Light (Hardcover)
Comprehensive survey of the work of famous American photo artist Ralph Gibson, including previously unseen photographsRalph Gibson (b. 1939) is one of the most interesting and versatile photographers of our time. His great international reputation is based on his exceptional work, which is exhibited and collected by leading museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Maison Europ enne de la Photographie in Paris and the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. The publication accompanying the exhibition Ralph Gibson. Secret of Light brings together key series from the F. C. Gundlach Collection, Hamburg, as well as the photographer's collection and describes his artistic development from the 1960s to the present. Gibson tirelessly explores and breaks new ground in photography. The playful use and design with light are an essential part of his unmistakable signature, which is reflected in his multi-layered and complex oeuvre.
Ralph Gibson (b. 1939, Los Angeles) is one of the most interesting American photographers of our time. His images often incorporate fragments with erotic and mysterious undertones, building narrative meaning through contextualization and surreal juxtaposition.Gibson has studied photography with the United States Navy and at the San Francisco Art Institute. He started his professional career as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and went on to work with Robert Frank.Today his photographs are included in numerous museum collections around the world, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles among them.His works have appeared in hundreds of national and international exhibitions. Gibson has worked exclusively with a Leica for almost 50 years. He currently resides in New York.