Ralph Gibson
American, born 1939
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Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
RALPH GIBSON: BODY PARTS,
Weston Gallery
2015
The Permanent Collection: Connections and Context,
Parrish Art Museum
2014
Disturbing Innocence,
The FLAG Art Foundation

Capturing a wide range of subjects in portraits and landscapes, prolific photographer Ralph Gibson is acclaimed for his bold imagery and technical prowess. Gibson manipulates the camera’s focus to hone in on certain areas of his compositions, as in Wheat Field, Burgundy (1993), where shallow depth of field directs the viewer’s gaze onto striking red flowers and delicate stalks of wheat in the near ground. In Gibson’s high contrast black and white works, shadows often play a dynamic and even focal role.