David Gibson (photographer)

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David Gibson (1957) is a British street photographer and occasional writer on photography. He was a member of the In-Public street photography collective.[1]

Gibson's book, The Street Photographer's Manual (Thames & Hudson, 2014) is a mix of photographs and writing about the subject.[2] His photography has also been published in a number of survey publications on street photography, and exhibited in group exhibitions in Britain (including at the Museum of London, which acquired his work for its permanent collection), at the Museum of the City of New York, and in France, Bangkok and Stockholm.

Life and work[edit]

Gibson was born in 1957 in Ilford, Essex, UK.[3] He worked for several years as a care worker.[3] His early published photographs were of the elderly, children and the disabled, in Community Care magazine.[3]

He completed an MA in Photography: History and Culture at University of the Arts London in 2002.[3] He was one of the earliest photographers to join the In-Public street photography collective, founded by Nick Turpin in 2000.[1] As well as his street photography, Gibson also leads street photography workshops.[3]

Publications[edit]

Publications by Gibson[edit]

  • The Street Photographer's Manual. London: Thames & Hudson, 2014. ISBN 978-0-500-29130-6. Includes profiles on Blake Andrews, Matt Stuart, Nils Jorgensen, Trent Parke, Jesse Marlow, David Solomons and Narelle Autio; also includes contributions from Paul Russell, Nick Turpin, Richard Bram, Andy Morley-Hall, Gus Powell, and others.
  • 100 Great Street Photographs. Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 2017. Text by Gibson, photographs by various photographers. ISBN 978-3791383132.

Publications with contributions by Gibson[edit]

Film[edit]

  • In-Sight (2011). 38 minute documentary directed and edited by Nick Turpin, commissioned by Format for Format International Photography Festival, Derby, 2011. Includes interviews with Gibson, Turpin, David Solomons, Richard Bram, Melanie Einzig, Gus Powell, Christophe Agou, Jesse Marlow and Otto Snoek, and shows them at work.[n 1]

Exhibitions with others or during festivals[edit]

  • Onto the Streets, Photofusion, London, 21 July – 16 September 2006, then toured with the British Council.[4] Curated by Stephen McLaren and Sophie Howarth.
  • in-public @ 10, Photofusion, Brixton, London, 28 May – 9 July 2010.[5][n 2] Travelled to Les Ballades Photographiques de Seyssel, Seyssel, France, 12–23 July 2011.[6][7] Included photographs by various In-Public members.
  • Street Photography Now, Third Floor Gallery, Cardiff, 10 October – 14 November 2010. Photographs featured in the book Street Photography Now (2011).[8]
  • Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Format International Photography Festival, Derby, UK, 4 March – 3 April 2011. Exhibition of photographs by various In-Public members, and the film In-Sight (2011).[9][10][11]
  • London Street Photography: 1860-2010, Museum of London, London, 18 February – 4 September 2011. Included work by Gibson and others.[12] Travelled to the Museum of the City of New York, 27 July – 2 December 2012.[13]
  • iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography, Thailand Creative and Design Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, February–March 2013. In conjunction with the British Council.[14][15][16] Photographs by various In-Public members.
  • In Public, Snickerbacken 7, Stockholm, Sweden, May–June 2013.[17] Photographs by various In-Public members.
  • 2015: The Sharp Eye. In-Public in Mexico, Foto Mexico, Cine Tonalá, Mexico City, Mexico, October–November 2015. Slideshow of photographs by various In-Public members. Curated by Mark Powell, Carlos Álvarez Montero and Alfredo Esparza.[18]

Collection[edit]

Gibson's work is held in the following collection:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The film is available to watch here within Turpin's site.
  2. ^ The Photofusion website claims it showed the exhibition in 2012 but it actually did so in 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Turpin, Nick (2010). 10 – 10 Years of In-Public. London: Nick Turpin Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9563322-1-9.
  2. ^ Baker, Mark (20 October 2014). "The Street Photographer's Manual by David Gibson Review". Paste. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Gibson, David (2014). The Street Photographer's Manual. London: Thames & Hudson. p. 192. ISBN 978-0-500-29130-6.
  4. ^ "Photofusion Presents Onto the Streets". ArtDaily. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  5. ^ "In-Public@10". Photofusion. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  6. ^ "74 - Seyssel • Balades photographiques de Seyssel". fr:Compétence photo. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  7. ^ "Les balades photographiques de Seyssel, du 12 au 23 juillet". fr:La Tribune républicaine de Bellegarde. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  8. ^ "Street photography now at the Third Floor Gallery Archived 1 April 2016 at the Wayback Machine", In-Public, 5 October 2010.
  9. ^ "In-Public at the Derby Museum and Art Gallery". Format International Photography Festival. Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  10. ^ "Format Programme Announcement". Format International Photography Festival. Archived from the original on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ Battersby, Matilda (3 March 2011). "Format Festival: Street photography steals the show". The Independent. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Museum of London - London Street Photography". Archived from the original on 22 March 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ "The streets of London and New York come to life in this exhibition and companion installation". Museum of the City of New York. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  14. ^ "iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography". British Council. Archived from the original on 13 February 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ "iN-PUBLiC: An Exhibition of Street Photography". Thailand Creative and Design Centre. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  16. ^ "In-Public: An Exhibition of Street Photography". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  17. ^ "In Public". Snickarbacken 7. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  18. ^ "The Sharp Eye. iN-PUBLIC in Mexico: Group Show". Centro de la Imagen. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  19. ^ "Pigment Print: London, 2008". Museum of London. Retrieved 19 November 2016.

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