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April 21, 2015
by Alex Webb
Do you know where you're going next with your photography –– or where it’s taking you? This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world. It will also help photographers figure out their next step photographically –– from deepening their own unique vision to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, it will taught by Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects and books together –– including their book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, "Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba,” and their new book, “Memory City.”

Included in the workshop will be an optional preworkshop assignment, an editing exercise, and a photography assignment.


NOTE: This is a workshop for photographers who collaborate with the world, not for those who dramatically alter their photographs digitally.

Best known for his vibrant and complex color work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean, Alex Webb has published 11 books, including The Suffering of Light, a collection of 30 years of his color work, and most recently Memory City (with Rebecca Norris Webb). 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, Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., and the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y. 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 has received numerous awards and grants including a Hasselblad Foundation Grant in 1998 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.

Rebecca Norris Webb has published five photography books — The Glass Between Us, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb), My Dakota, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image, and Memory City (with Alex Webb). Originally a poet, Rebecca often interweaves her text and photographs in her books, most notably with My Dakota — an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly — with shows this year at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, and The Cleveland Museum of Art. Her work has also been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, George Eastman House, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, and Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC. Her photogaphs have appeared in Time, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Le Monde Magazine.
RELATED EVENT: Friday, 6:30-7:30, at Leica Store Milano, Mengoni 4, MILAN: Book signing of Alex and Rebecca’s three most recent books: “Street Photography e Immagine Poetica” by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb (Aperture/Postcart, 2014) and The Suffering of Light (La Sofferanza della Luce, 2011) by Alex Webb (Contrasto).


Alex’s and Rebecca’s website
Alex’s and Rebecca’s “Two Looks” blog
Alex Webb on New York Times Lens Blog
Slant Rhymes: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on “Memory City,” interview with Teju Cole, now the photography critic for the New York Times Magazine
“My Dakota: Photographs of Rebecca Norris Webb” at the Cleveland Museum of Art