Photographs by Ralph Granich

May 7, 2010

Photographs by Ralph Granich
May 7 – Jue 28, 2010

Opening Reception on the first Friday!
May 7, 2010, Friday, 6:00pm-9:00pm, FREE

Lower Level (Photo Gallery)
Joyce Gordon Gallery

406 14th st. (12th st. bart exit)
Oakland, CA 94612

To Ralph Granich, taking photographs is something he just has to do. A compulsive recorder of the mundane to the magnificent, Granich is seriously humorous about his passion. Ralph was raised in the East Bay and has taken pictures since he was a young boy.
When he was older Ralph studied under Bill Dane, who was good friends with Lee Frielander, and who shot in a similar style. Granich’s work was inspired by the desire of these two photographers to shoot “nothing shots”–mundane slice-of-life pictures with no clear action or narrative. While in Europe, Ralph’s repertoire expanded to include photographs of famous people including Leopold Stowkowski conducting at The Royal Albert Concert Hall in London. Upon returning to the United States, Ralph studied photography at Laney College in Oakland, CA. He also photographed Kerry, Obama and both Bill and Hilary Clinton when they were presidential candidates.

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