Legendary Leica photographer Ralph Gibson will be the next photographer that will have his work presented at the Leica Gallery, Los Angeles. I have been a big fan of Mr. Gibson's work for about 30 years now and I highly recommend attending the showing of his work with the latest Leica Monochrom camera. He has been using Leica cameras for 50 years. I definitely plan on attending and hope I get to say a word or two to this fabulous artist.
Saturday, September, 13th - Sunday, October 25th
Book Signing and Artist Reception
Sunday, September 28th 2 -5pm*
The Leica Gallery Los Angeles presents for the first time in the United States photographer Ralph Gibson's newest body of work MONO shot exclusively with the M Monochrom Camera. This very elegant new exhibition of 50 black and white digital prints focuses on structures, elegant shapes and lines. He will also be signing his new book MONO at the gallery along with giving a talk on his artwork on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
Ralph Gibson's new book "MONO," which features images taken with the Leica M Monochrom, was released on December 11, 2013 at the Leica Store Lisse. His accompanied body of work was taken with the Monochrom Camera by Leica to commemorate the launch of the "Ralph Gibson" signature edition MONO camera this past year. It was produced in partnership with Leica Camera and gallerist Duncan Meeder of the Netherlands.
"The images in this book are made with an eye to the idea that with the MONO, it is possible to photograph everything."
Ralph Gibson was born in Los Angeles and first studied photography in the US Navy and at the San Francisco Art Institute. He started assisting famed photographers Dorothea Lange and then with Robert Frank, one of his greatest influences. He is well known for his love of the book arts and producing photo books. To date he has produced over 40 monographs. Ralph was hired by Bottega Veneta to photograph supermodels in Milan, Italy for their Fall 2013 ad campaign.
His other publications include Passé Imparfait, Nudes, Quartet, State of the Axe, Diptych and Ex Libris just to name a few. Ralph Gibson photographs are held in a very large number of public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MOMA, LACMA, the J.P. Getty Museum, SF MOMA, The Museum Fine Arts Boston, High Museum, Atlanta, Dallas Museum of Art, TX, Israel Museum, Tel Aviv and dozens more collections in Paris, Tokyo, London and throughout the world. This year, Gibson is exhibiting in museum shows in both Korea and Italy, and has recently exhibited at Leica Gallery in Solms, Germany and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Gallery 916, Tokyo, Japan.