Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb will present a variety of work at their slide talk at the Foto8/Host Gallery in London, including a selection of photographs from their joint book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba. They will also discuss other bodies of work as well, including some books they’ve edited and sequenced together –– such as Alex’s new book, The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs (Thames & Hudson, UK) and Rebecca’s upcoming book My Dakota (Radius Books, 2012) – and some books they’ve worked on individually, such as The Glass Between Us (Rebecca’s first book), which explores the complicated relationship between people and animals in cities.
About the photographers:
Alex Webb is best known for his vibrant and complex color work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published nine books, including a new survey book of 30 years of his color photography, The Suffering of Light, and he will have an exhibition/book launch of the work at Magnum London, on Thursday, June 15th. Alex has exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, and the Guggenheim Museum, NY. Alex became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979. His work has appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Geo, and other magazines. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 for continuing working in Cuba.
For the past decade, Rebecca Norris Webb has been exploring the complicated relationship between people and the natural world. Originally a poet, she has shown her photographic work internationally, including at the George Eastman House Museum and Ricco Maresca Gallery, New York. Her first book, The Glass Between Us, was published in 2006, and her second book, Violet Isle (with Alex Webb), was published in 2009. Her photographs are in the collections of the George Eastman House Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Provincetown Art Association and Museum. Rebecca’s work has appeared in Time, New Letters, Orion, and other magazines, and she is represented by the Photographers’ Gallery in London. Her third book, My Dakota, will be published in 2012
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