Talk & Book Signing
Together and Apart: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
Friday, June 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb for a presentation of their joint and individual projects. These include Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, their book exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and their upcoming book Memory City, as well as Alex’s recently issued second edition of The Suffering of Light (Aperture, 2013) and Rebecca’s My Dakota (2012). Following the presentation, Museum of the City of New York curator Sean Corcoran and Aperture senior editor Denise Wolff will lead a question-and-answer session, followed by book signings of The Suffering of Light and My Dakota.
The duo will also conduct a workshop, Exploring Your Vision at Aperture on Saturday, June 21 and Sunday, June 22.
Alex Webb is best known for his vibrant and complex color photography, often made in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published nine books, including Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names , Aperture and Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Rebecca Norris Webb). His latest book, The Suffering of Light, a collection of thirty years of his color work, was published by Aperture (2011). Alex has exhibited at museums worldwide, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; and Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. Alex became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979. His work has appeared in National Geographic, New York Times Magazine, Geo, and other magazines. He has received numerous awards and grants.
Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb has published three photography books that explore the complicated relationship between people and the natural world: The Glass Between Us, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb), and My Dakota, which interweaves her text and photographs from her home state of South Dakota. In 2012, My Dakota was selected as a Time, PDN, and Photo-Eye best photography book of the year. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York In 2012, My Dakota was exhibited at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota, and the Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, and will be exhibited in summer 2013 at the Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, and the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks. Her work has appeared in Time, Orion, and Le Monde Magazine.
Image: Alex Webb, Bombay, India, 1981