Portrait of the week #8 – Ralph Gibson

I was more interested by the place and the naked models surrounding the American photographer Ralph Gibson rather than in him. Gibson, whose photography is a kind of moderate surrealism, was directing a nude photography workshop in the south of France in the early 80s. This photo was taken in the Baux de Provence quarries. It was an extraordinary setting. Jean Cocteau had filmed The Testament of Orpheus there 20 years earlier. Albert Plécy, one of the pioneers of photographic projections, frequently used the Baux quarries for photo festivals – he called the place a “cathedral of images” and it is where he committed suicide in 1977.

(version française)

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