American Photographer Ralph Gibson (b.1939) manipulates his camera to focus on particular compositional aspects, such as highlighting, depth, and shadows. This photograph, one of Gibson's more well-known works, depicts a hand hovering over a doorknob. This gelatin silver print is from the Som­nam­bu­list series, first published in Gibson's book (of the same name) in 1970.


  • Title: Untitled (hand)
  • Creator: Ralph Gibson (United States, b. 1939)
  • Date Created: 1968
  • Physical Location: USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kevin and Delia Willsey, 2015.07
  • Physical Dimensions: 35.6 x 27.9 cm (14 x 11 in.)
  • Rights: © 1968 Ralph Gibson. Photography by Brian Forrest
  • Medium: Gelatin silver print

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