Ralph Gibson Photograph
Vancouver Photo Workshops proudly announces this public lecture and presentation with internationally acclaimed photographer Ralph Gibson from New York City.

This once in a lifetime opportunity is part of Mr. Gibson's stay in Vancouver, and in addition to his weekend Workshop "How to Photograph Everything" to be held March 12th and 13th, 2011.

Use this opportunity to meet and hear one of the great masters in contemporary fine-art photography. If you missed his exclusive weekend workshop, then don't delay to take advantedge of this one! Tickets are limited, so please be sure to register early!

During his presentation, Mr. Gibson will also showcase a variety of his Fine-Art Collector Prints. Selected prints will be available for purchase to participants at preferred prices. Don't miss this opportunity to be inspired by one of the most influential photographers alive today!

Workshop descriptions provided by Ralph Gibson:

Photography has come to mean many things to me through out my career.

For over forty years I have loved the medium and found that inspiration to make photographs could come from a wide source of other influences.

Most certainly my views have been formed by the history of painting and music, architecture and poetry.

I would like this lecture to briefly indicate my formative years and move quickly into those areas of inspiration that have played such an important role.

I will show and discuss some of the works that have played such an important role in my development as an artist. I will also include my own musical compositions as a sound track during the projection/lecture.

Ralph Gibson
New York City
February, 2011

Tickets are only $35 each. Get a second ticket for the discounted price of only $25.

A limited number of tickets may be available at the door at $50 each.

For volume purchase of 10 or more tickets, please contact VPW for details. Our office can be reached @ 778.898.5256 or via email.

This event will be held at the VPW Studios.

The exact address is:

VPW Studios
14 West 7th Avenue (@Ontario Street)
Vancouver, BC

Doors open: 6:30pm
Event starts: 7pm

Ralph Gibson is one of the most influential and well-known photographers alive today.

His images are part of the permanent collections of many of the most important institutions in the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and San Francisco, The Whitney Museum and the Smithsonian Institute.

A renowned lecturer and instructor, Mr. Gibson's workshops are immediate sell-outs around the world. Former participants have raved about their experiences, and agree that their vision and photography skills have improved dramatically.

Visit Mr Gibson's website for more information and to view his famous images:




Basic photography knowledge required.


Maximum 18 participants.

What to Bring

Equipment Needed:

Bring your film or digital SLR camera (must have manual controls) and at least 1 lens.
Optional: additional lenses, camera flash, tripod or laptop.

We Provide:

Individual portfolio reviews by Mr. Ralph Gibson. All models, equipment and location fees for thye shooting sessions. Course content as outlined above.


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If you must withdraw for any reason please be aware of our refund policy as follows:

For our Local Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops valued at or under $100, VPW is unable to provide a cash refund. Transfers are limited to one transfer to either the same event at a later date, or a different event of equal value. VPW requires 48 hours written notice in order to make such a transfer (email notice is acceptable). The event you are transferring to must occur within 6 months of the original event you registered for. A $15 fee will be applied to all transfers.

For our Local Workshops, 1 to 5 days in length and our Local 4 to 10 Week Courses, VPW requires 30 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. (Email notice is acceptable.)

For our Master Photographer Series workshops, 1 to 5 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the workshop start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

For our Photo Tours (both in Canada and abroad), 1 to 10 days in length, VPW requires 60 days written notice (before the event start date) of your withdrawal in order to provide a refund. VPW may retain 15% of fees paid or $150 minimum in processing your refund. If the tuition is less than $500 the minimum fee drops to $75.

Transfers (for all events over $100): If you wish to transfer to a different workshop date, VPW requires a minimum of 30 days written (email) notice. All transfers are based on availaibility, and subject to approval by VPW staff. For courses/workshops with tuition above $101, the transfer fee is $35.

Transfer Fees as based on event pricing:
Tuition of $100 and below, the transfer fee is $15
Tuition of $101 and above, the transfer fee is $35

VPW can give no refunds:

If you registered for any event valued at or under $100
If you do not show up for your registered course.
If you register for a course beyond or below your skill or ability level.

Refunds for all events valued at $101 and above (excluding Master Series Workshops):
If a student wishes to cancel their registration for any of VPW's events, and has provided written notice within the appropriate timeframe, a refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided.

Course Cancellation:

Occasionally, we may have to cancel a course due to low enrollment. In this case, we will issue a full refund of all monies paid to VPW up to that time.

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Class Dates Time Early-Bird Discount Ends Location Tuition Registration
Friday Evening March 11th, 2011

Doors 6:30pm
Event: 7pm

N/A VPW Studios $35 Click Here to Register