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3 Decades of Photography 1986-2016 (King Library)
Start Date: 6/1/2017 All Day
End Date: 6/30/2017
Event Description:
Gabriel Ibarra is presenting
Three Decades of Photography
1986-2016
He would like to dedicate this exhibit to his dear Mom Teresa Ibarra, who
rallied the family to support him through all his exhibits and I am sure the future as well.
It was her brother Agustin who was the photo bug, which inspired Gabriel
while visiting his house with the family in Mexico 1966. In 1971 he took his first B/W photo and darkroom class. Prior to that it seemed he was always borrowing cameras (Brownie, One Step Polaroid, Kodak Instamatic 126 from his dad or relatives. He took his official real photography class in 1985
with his older brother. Due to finances he was borrowing his camera. His first roll was 4 times exposed over. Some very interesting pictures came out of that experience. Gabriel’s 1st camera was a Richoh Kr30sp, why not get the latest and greatest on the market. He went and shot his first roll in Alviso, back when there were boats in the march, very few people and wide open spaces. He was hooked on photography and of the place. With his photography class he soon switched to Black & White. One half of the class was of the history of the medium and the second was the practical, the
hands on which he loved. His favorites were Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and the whole group from F.64. Spending half of his free time visiting the art galleries and the rest photo shooting up and down the peninsula and beyond. He joined the fledling Preservation Action Council in 1990 volunteering to photograph at risk buildings and sites. From then on, his focus of photography changed 360 degrees. No more beach sunsets and flowers etc, etc. His focus was capturing each cities historical resources in an artistic way,
using different films, times and approaches then developing his own b/w negatives. Each city has overgrown their boundry lines, we are becoming a second L.A. Because of this Gabriel has photographed the outskirts of the cities, the last open spaces, farms that are disappearing, the last of the orchards, Coyote Valley too.
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: DiNapoli Gallery
Contact Information:
Name: Candice McGee
Phone: 408-808-2011
Email: Candice.mcgee@sjsu.edu
3 Decades of Photography 1986-2016

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