Current Location:
Shelf A8 (CS2) -> Box 394
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit 2; Section A; Shelf A8; Box 394

Untitled from Sacred Land

Ralph Gibson
Gift of Marina Kirshenbaum
Archival Pigment Print
Artworks - Height: 17" Width: 22"
Two photos, the one on the left is a color photo and the one on the right is black and white. The color photo is mostly black with a circle in the middle of color, the circle of color is an overhead look at a city on a shoreline. The black and white photo is a close-up of a statue's face.
Historical Context:
Within his long career, Ralph Gibson has managed to combine his love of books and book-making, with the skills he learned as a Photographers Mate when he joined the United States Army in 1956. In 1969, Gibson moved to New York City to begin his own publishing company, Lustrum Press. Since then, he has published over 40 monographs, a specialized book on a single subject. In his book “Sacred Land,” Gibson takes the viewer on a journey through Israel and the surrounding region. Each two-page spread includes on color image and one black-and-white image facing one another, exploring the idea of ancient and contemporary human experiences. His images highlight Israel as a new country in an ancient land.