Ralph Gibson: Photographer/Book Artist
Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
Short Film and Lecture with Fine Art Photographer Robert George
1:30pm at IPHF
For more than forty years, Ralph Gibson has served as one of the few truly independent forces within photography. In this film biography, Gibson is very much the star of his own life as he discusses his colorful childhood in Los Angeles as an extra in Hollywood movies, his stints in the U.S. Navy, his time as an assistant to Dorothea Lange, as well as his lean, wayward years in New York.
Released: 2002, Runtime: 27 min, PG-13
Robert George employs the techniques of street photography, photojournalism, studio portraiture and elements borrowed from the paparazzi. His photographs form a tableaux of the American social landscape, encompassing technology, race, celebrity, exclusion and excess.
Robert holds a master’s degree from Washington University.