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Public Lecture: Ralph Gibson


Ralph Gibson
Image courtesy Etherton Gallery
Gelatin silver print

Presented by the Etherton Gallery Distinguished Lecture Series, please join celebrated photographer Ralph Gibson (born 1939, Los Angeles, CA) as he speaks about his career from 1960 to today, as well as his new book. Free and open to the public.

Ralph Gibson has made a prolific career photographing since gaining prominence in the 1960s, winning numerous honors, grants, and fellowships, and exhibiting internationally. Gibson was recently appointed Chair of the Department of Contemporary Photography at the New York Film Academy. His most recent book, Political Abstraction (2015, Lustrum Press, distributed by the University of Texas Press), is a response to the search for visual identity in a digital age, featuring a series of color and black-and-white photographic diptychs portraying "simultaneous visual motions dealing with the migration of color and shape across seemingly simple imagery." Gibson will also be presenting a TEDx talk in Santa Monica on September 26, 2015: "Finding a Visual Identity in the Digital Age."

An upcoming CCP exhibition of Political Abstraction is being printed in collaboration with Tucson's Photographic Works, Inc. Political Abstraction is on view September 10 - October 31, 2015 at Mary Boone Gallery. Gibson's work can also be seen at Etherton Gallery in Light Motifs: Photographs by Ralph Gibson & Andy Summers, on view September 15 - November 7, 2015.