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Ralph Gibson, American Art Photographer

Renowned art photographer Ralph Gibson presents a lecture titled “The Next Step: A Retrospective Showing Selected Works From 1960-2016.”

Date: Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Weitz Center for Creativity, Room 136

Contact: Linda Dorn, x7108

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American art photographer Ralph Gibson will present a public lecture titled “The Next Step: A Retrospective Showing Selected Works from 1960-2016” at the Weitz Center for Creativity on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 136. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Mr. Gibson’s talk will be followed by a reception and an informal discussion on his exhibit The Art of The Detail: Ralph Gibson in the Weitz Center's Erling O. and Geneva E. Johnson Room 148. The photographs in the exhibit, on display from February 17-28, were donated to the Carleton College Art Collection by Arthur ’68 and Betty Kowaloff, the generous sponsors of this event.

Born in Los Angeles, Ralph Gibson studied photography in the U.S. Navy, and following his discharge, he was an assistant to Robert Frank and Dorothea Lange before studying at the San Francisco Art Institute. The Somnambulist, his first major book, was published in 1970 and was followed by Déjà Vu and Days at Sea. These books compose his groundbreaking surrealist trilogy and have sold more than 45,000 copies.

Gibson's photographs are included in over 170 museum collections around the world, and have appeared in hundreds of one-man exhibitions. In November of last year, Gibson presented Finding a Visual Identity in the Digital Age at TEDxFulbrightSantaMonica. He is considered one of the most influential photographers working in America since the 1970s, has received three National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, and was awarded the Officier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France.