Paula Rae Gibson

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Paula Rae Gibson is an English photographer and singer-songwriter. She is the widow of film director Brian Gibson.

Career[edit]

Gibson has had three photography books published,

  • DIARY OF A LOVE ADDICT KEHRER 2005,
  • YOU GATHER MY DARKNESS LIKE SNOW WATCH IT MELT, NOVELLA WITH PHOTOS,
  • BABEL 2011, RAE EYEMAZING EDITIONS, 2016.

She has exhibited her work throughout Europe her latest solo show at PH21 Gallery, Budapest, WITHOUT YOU I'M NOTHING, SEPTEMBER 2017 Her work has been included in many group shows, including

  • Fotographie Frankfurt Forum,how to hang a book 2006 ,
  • Fermentino foto festival 2015.
  • Rayko Photo Center San Francisco 2015
  • Royal Photographic Society Bath, 2015,
  • See.Me Digital Display at The Louvre in Paris, France (July 13, 2015 Private Event)
  • Black & White Collection PH21 gallery Budapest,2016
  • LOOSEN ART EXHIBITION 2016,
  • Brighton Fringe Group Show Summer 2016 ,
  • F STOP MAGAZINE, BODY AND HAPPY ACCIDENTS 2016 ,
  • DARKROOM GALLERY, HAUNTED 2016
  • Month of Photography Los Angeles Group Show, Lucie Foundation 2017 , OXYGEN
  • Bogotá 2017 International Experimental Video and Performance Art Festival January 3–10, 2017.LIKE I LOVE, short film on actors talking about their love lives and PUT AN END, images set to music.
  • Solo Exhibition competition, December 2016 PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.Honorable mention-Heart Off The Hook
  • Feminine / Masculine Exhibition, Honourable Mention, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 12 Jan - 7 Feb 2017, Group Show Portraits, Blank Wall Space, Athens.
  • 4-17 Feb 2017 ,Beyond the Selfie, SE centre of Photography.
  • Feb 2017 NYC4PA group show at Jadite Galley April 2017
  • PHOTOPLACE GALLERY, Alternative processes exhibition, DAn BUrkholder juror,April 201 ,PH21 GAllery group show SCapes, April 2017 ,Float zine group show HOME April 2017
  • Patagonia PHoto festival April 13–17, 2017
  • Viewpoint gallery,Halifax, Nova Scotia, image Hope shown, August 2017

Gibson has won several awards for her photography including,

  • Best eleven self-portrait series, "You and Your Selfies", Lensculture, 2014,
  • Honorary award, Moscow Foto Awards, "Destination Love", 2014
  • Honorary award, Julia Margaret Cameron prize for Children, Portrait and Fine Art category 2015,
  • Honorary award,LA curator Secrets and Mysteries,2016
  • Melbourne Photo Award finalist, "Late Husband", 2016 nominated by Rogar Ballen,
  • Black and White Spider Award, Fine Art Category 2016 Honorary mention.
  • 2016/2 SOLO competition at PH21 Gallery, Honourable mention,Photoplace juried exhibition Composed, juror Sam Abell ,NYC4PA jurors selection chosen by Mark Sink, Black and White 2017
  • Winner of LA Curator, What Remains competition, with Late Dad. 2017
  • Photo place, Vermont Alternative Process exhibition,juror Dan Burkholder
  • One of the 12 winner of the Viewpoint International Photo Competition, with HOPE.
  • Fotofilmic17 spring shortlist winner.

Music[edit]

Gibson's debut album, No More Tiptoes was released on 33 Jazz Records in 2007.[1] No More Tiptoes was written in response to the death of Gibson's husband and features her vocals and keyboard by pianist Tom Pilling.[2] A track from the album, We Blow It Every Time, was selected as one of the top ten tracks of the year by Time Out.[3] Her second album, Maybe Too Nude, recorded in collaboration with Will Gregory of Goldfrapp and drummer Martyn Barker was released on the Babel Label in 2008. The tracks with Will Gregory were written for a film she wrote with her husband which was in pre-production at the time of his death. A third album, combined with a book You Gather My Darkness Like Snow Watch It Melt came out in 2011 with pianist Ivo Neame and Jim Hart. The Pleasure Of Ruin, was released the following year by Babel, as vinyl and cd, with Mike Flynn, Sophie Alloway and Tom Pilling. Gibson is currently working on a music project, Emotion Machine, with Kit Downes which will be released on Slowfoot Records April 2018.

Film[edit]

Gibson was the scriptwriter, actor and composer for a film, What Are You Doing Forever?,[4] selected for the International Festival of Cinema and Technology and screened as part of the Portobello Film Festival. Hanging onto a Thread to Believe in Rare Things is a novella published by Indigo Dreams in 2012.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Best Music Video, "The Poet Without Tragedy", London Independent Film Festival, 2009
  • Best eleven self-portrait series, "You and Your Selfies", Lensculture, 2014
  • Honorary award, Moscow Foto Awards, "Destination Love", 2014
  • Honorary award, Julia Margaret Cameron prize for Children, Portrait and Fine Art category 2015
  • Melbourne Photo Award finalist, "Late Husband", 2016

Discography[edit]

  • No More Tiptoes (33 Jazz, 2007)
  • Maybe Too Nude (Babel, 2008)
  • You Gather My Darkness Like Snow Watch It Melt (Babel, 2009)
  • The Pleasure of Ruin (Babel, 2013)
  • Without You I'm Nothing, Emotion Machine with Kit Downes

Filmography[edit]

  • What Are You Doing Forever? (Wiggy Woo, 2006)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Graham, Stephen (April 2008). "After the rain". Jazzwise. Jazzwise Publications Ltd. p. 8. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  2. ^ Quinn, Peter. "Paula Rae Gibson: No More Tiptoes". Sky Arts. BSkyB Ltd. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  3. ^ "Top ten tracks of 2007". 19 December. Time Out Group Ltd. 19 December 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  4. ^ "What are you doing forever?". The British Film Catalogue. The British Council. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 

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