Ralph GibsonBorn in Los Angeles in 1939, and has been living and working in New York since the mid-sixties. He was trained in photography during his military service at the US Naval School of Photography in Pensacola. In 1960/61, he studied Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, and became an assistant to Dorothea Lange; later on, he worked with Robert Frank. He was part of the Magnum Photo Agency for a short while in the sixties, before deciding to drop commercial assignments and photojournalism, in favour of his own artistic photography, which is defined by associative and surreal elements. In 1969, he founded Lustrum Press, which has published over 40 monographs to date. Gibson is represented in the most important private and museum collections. He has been exhibited worldwide, and is the recipient of many awards, including the Leica Medal of Excellence in 1988, and the French L‘ordre national de la Légion d’honneur in 2018. In 2021, Ralph Gibson was honoured with the Leica Hall of Fame Award.