Born in Los Angeles, California in 1939, Lives and works in New York.

Ralph Gibson first became interested in photography while serving in the United States Navy from 1956-1960. Afterwards, he was an assistant to Dorothea Lange and eventually worked under Robert Frank at Magnum Photos.

In 1970 Gibson’s reputation was secured with the publication of his self-published photographic book The Somnambulist, a work that identified him with dreamy sequences and the Leica camera, which he uses exclusively.

With the founding of his own company, Lustrum Press in 1969, he produced over 40 monographs of his own work and of others who also use hand-held cameras.

Ralph Gibson is represented by PACI Gallery and Thierry Bigaignon Gallery.