(c) Ralph Gibson 2013
4-DAY WORKSHOP (three full days plus morning session on fourth day)
RALPH GIBSON: THE GIBSON NUDE WORKSHOP
Iconic image maker Ralph Gibson conducts his rare, unique and profound fine art workshop.
This rare Gibson workshop will open a whole new way of thinking about your photography of the nude. Ralph Gibson, author of over 30 monographs, has perfected a unique vision, honed over the last 40 years. Immediately recognizable, his work stands out from the crowd. How can your work do the same? It’s not just technique that makes the difference – it’s a point of view – yours. You’ll learn to identify aspects of your work to perfect, as well as what doesn’t work – learn to see photographs differently. There will be models available to the workshop on shooting days.
Would you like to develop or refine your personal style, strengthen your original vision, and broaden the way you think about the art of photography? This workshop is to help serious amateurs and professionals achieve more passion in their work by clarifying the narrative, aesthetic, and emotional aspects of image making. In this lies the key- your vision can transcend the ordinary, move away from the typical and conventional. With an emphasis on simplicity and the use of natural light, we explore the use of metaphor, symbolism, and popular culture as participants photograph across all genres. Through practical demonstrations, sessions with models, individual portfolio reviews, and the review of work, we refine our views on producing work. In addition to darkroom technique, digital fine art, and expressive printmaking, we discuss how to develop projects and exhibitions, editing, and the ins and outs of the publishing world. Ultimately, we’ll build a foundation to take home and build upon, to put you on the path to a unique, stand-out vision of your own.
Attendees of this workshop are invited to borrow cameras and lenses from Canon, Leica, Fuji and Mamiya at Korakia Pensione each morning before the workshop begins (8:00am – 9:00am). The Samy’s Camera Store suite is also open each morning for your convenience.
Photographers should bring their laptops and be conversant with their hardware and software in order to facilitate downloading and projecting their work for critiques in this workshop. Digital projectors with standard DVI cables will be provided. If you require DVI adapters, please bring one to class.
Monday, April 2 – Wednesday, April 4, 9:00am – 4:00pm (plus Thursday, April 5, 9:00am – 11:00am)
1967-68: Assistant to Robert Frank
1961-62: Assistant to Dorthea Lange
1960-62: San Francisco Art Institute
1956-60: Studied photography, U.S. Navy
2011 FOTOmentor Lifetime Award, Palm Beach Photographic Center
2007 The Lucie Award
2002 Appointed, Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France
1999 Silver Plum Design Trust for Public Space
1997 Doctor of Fine Arts, Ohio Wesleyan University
1994 Grand Medal of the City of Arles, France
1991 Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, University of Maryland
1989 Eastman Kodak Grant to photography, “L’Histoire de France ”
“150 Years of Photography” Award, Photographic Society of Japan
1988 Leica Medal of Excellence Award
1986 Decorated, Officier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1985 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship
1977 D.A.A.D West Berlin, Germany
C.A.P.S., New York State Council of the Arts Fellowship
1975 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
1973 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Called “a poet of the ordinary” by the Los Angeles Times, Mr. Carter’s haunting, enigmatic photographs have been widely exhibited in Europe, The U.S., and Latin America.