From the Photographic Resource Center’s website:
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Boston University’s College of General Studies, Jacob Sleeper Auditorium, 871 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
$10 Members/$15 Non-Members/$5 Full-time Students/Free for Students of Institutional Members
“Enjoy this rare opportunity to spend an evening with iconic image-maker Ralph Gibson. Known for his lyrical black and white compositions, Gibson transforms the mundane into the mysterious. His formal studies of detail – the supple curve of a body, reflective objects on a café table, passers by on the street, are not only explorations of light, shadow, and contrast, but are also inquiries into metaphor and the sub-conscious. With inspirations ranging from his predecessors Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, to Surrealism, Minimalism, cinema, and literature, Gibson has developed one of the most highly stylized and compelling “eyes” of the 20th century. His work continues to inspire and influence scores of photographers.
Gibson’s photography has been collected extensively by major institutions across the globe including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and the Biblioteque National, Paris, among others. He has earned top honors such as being appointed Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France, along with receiving the Leica Medal of Excellence Award, and two NEA Fellowships. Gibson’s work is the subject of numerous monographs including Brazil, Deus Ex Machina, Light Years, Days at Sea, and The Somnambulist.”