John Ranard Works (1952-2008)

A Gathering of the Tribes

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A Gathering of the Tribes Gallery will be holding an exhibition of works of the late documentary photographer, John Ranard. Ranard’s work is collected by the Brooklyn Museum, the Andrei Sakharov Museum in Moscow, the University of Louisville Fine Print Archives, and the well-known collection of the musician Graham Nash. Ranard passed away in New York City in May of this year of liver cancer.

Ranard is known particularly for his portfolio on boxing, The Brutal Aesthetic, his documentary work on the collapse of the Soviet Empire, and his photographic investigations of the Russian prison system and the epidemic of AIDS in Russia. Portions of The Brutal Aesthetic were published in the book On Boxing in 1987, a collaboration with Joyce Carol Oates and a classic of the genre which remains in print. Ranard’s portfolios on the crumbling of the Soviet Union appeared in Granta magazine and the Ontario Review, and his photographs on AIDS in Russia appeared in a photo essay in The New York Times in 1997 which won First Place for Issue Reporting Picture Story by the National Photographers’ Association for that year. His work on AIDS in Russia was supported by the Soros Open Society Institute, AIDS Foundation East-West, and Médècins Sans Frontières.



from September 04, 2008 to September 30, 2008

Opening Reception on 2008-09-06 from 19:00 to 22:00


John Ranard

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