Born in Los Angeles in 1939, Ralph Gibson is a celebrated American photographer who has developed a distinguished career that spans more than fifty years. The son of a Hollywood director, Gibson grew up in a culture of glamour and dream-making that defined American cinema in the mid-twentieth century. Studying photography while serving in the U.S. Navy, he began to capture images of people, places, and things with keen introspection. This exhibition is a selection of photographs that reveals his ability to seize the drama and poignance in the commonplace.
This exhibition is organized by the Tucson Museum of Art and curated by Dr. Julie Sasse, Chief Curator.