Starting May 7, the Leica Gallery in Warsaw is presenting Mono, an exhibition by Ralph Gibson.
Born in L.A. in 1939, Ralph Gibson studied photography in the US Navy and at the San Francisco Art Institute. He worked as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, and founded Lustrum Press in 1969.
For a long time, Gibson was convinced that digital photography would never measure up to analogue. That all changed when Duncan Meeder, owner of the Leica Store Lisse/Henny Hoogeveen near Amsterdam, visited him in 2013 and made him an offer: a Ralph Gibson Edition of the Leica M Monochrom.
Gibson accepted the offer and shortly afterwards began photographing with a digital camera for the first time ever. In the ensuing months he produced the Mono series, taken with the M Monochrom in ten different countries – a journey around the world in contrasting black and white.
You will find a very comprehensive portfolio of Ralph Gibson at LFI 2/2014
Further information on the exhibition can be found at: leica-camera.pl.