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Alex Webb
American, b. 1952 (Member)
Le Botanique Brussels (Belgium) presents from June 22 to August 7, 2016 the exhibition "The Suffering of Light" by Alex Webb.

“In the late 70s, I started taking colour photos in Haiti and Mexico, countries of tropical light, where the intensive colour seems in some way to be rooted in the very culture; very different to the brownie-grey tones of my native New England. From the very start I was in Read full story
May 10, 2019
Alex Webb’s first comprehensive monograph goes on
show during the International Month of Photojournalism in

“The Suffering of Light” is the first comprehensive
monograph charting the career of acclaimed American
photographer Alex Webb. Recognized as a pioneer of
American color photography since the 1970’s, he has
consistently created photographs characterized by
intense color and light.
Gathering... More...
Apr 10, 2019
The US policy of "prevention through deterrence" has resulted in Central American migrants seeking out remote and dangerous crossing points along the US-Mexico border. The conditions can be extreme: below freezing in winter and above 115F in the summer. Crossings these deserts could take as long as a week and without shade or water, many migrants perish.
Alex Webb traveled to the border and documented... More...
Featured Essays
Jan 9, 2019
Many American cities occupy outsized places in the popular imagination. From New York and Los Angeles’ gigantic, uncanny cinematic familiarities, to San Francisco’s historical counter-cultural leanings, the more niche associations of musical meccas like Nashville, or architectural anomalies like Savannah, GA; American metropolises project images that precede them. Perhaps no city in the US is more... More...
Featured Essays
Aug 2, 2017
During the past 30 years Houston has experienced an influx of African, Asian and Latino immigrants resulting it in becoming one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the US. Based on census figures, this same degree of diversity will be the norm for most US population centers by 2060.

On assignment for Pacific Standard, Alex Webb visited Houston and nearby Galveston to document this diverse Texas... More...
Featured Essays
May 2, 2017
Slant Rhymes is a photographic conversation between two world renowned authors, Magnum photographer Alex Webb and poet and photographer Rebecca Norris Webb. Selected from photographs taken during the Webbs’ nearly 30-year friendship and later marriage and creative partnership, this group of 80 photographs are paired—one by Alex, one by Rebecca—to create a series of visual rhymes that talk to one another,... More...