F295 is proud to announce that there will be an exhibition of Ralph Gibson’s work, carefully selected from the collection at the University of Pittsburgh, at this year’s symposium. Gibson is a bold, prolific photographer currently living and working in New York City. His use of high contrast and close up shots make his work striking. Seeing his work at the opening reception will be a real treat for attendees.
Gibson began his photography career as an assitant to Dorothea Lange in the 1960s and then went on to work with Robert Frank on two films. His style of photography lends itself perfectly to fashion. The Italian brand Bottega Venetta commissioned Gibson for several of their advertisiing campaigns. Gibson also won several photography awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Fellowship. He has worked with the Leica almost exclusively for over 50 years.
Gibson has published over 40 monographs during his career. Books and book making play a significant role in his work and has since the 1970s, when he published The Somnambulist. His photographs are included in over one hundred and fifty museum collections around the world, and have appeared in hundreds of exhibitions. F295 is thrilled to exhibit Gibson’s work at this year’s symposium!
The exhibition is located at University of Pittsburgh’s Frick Fine Arts Building University Gallery.