On Street Photography and the Poetic Image: Review

July 28, 2014

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“Alex Webb and his wife and artistic partner Rebecca Norris Webb share stories of their artistic processes in this excellent book. Structured as a series of short reflections with images, the authors cover subjects like colour, emotion, composition, street photography, sources of inspiration, research, mistakes, serendipity and creative tension. I was particularly moved by Norris Webb’s thoughts on loss and her project My Dakota. (And her story about the antelope was hilarious.) The book even includes an extensive recommended reading list at the end. If you want to be inspired in your creative process, read Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image. I already want to read this book again.”—Jenny Montgomery, Canadian publication, Photo Life

WORKSHOP UPDATE

ONE SPOT LEFT: PHOTO PROJECT 2014, NYC, Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014. This intimate bookmaking workshop is open to only 10 photographers.  click here. This may very well be the last Photo Project Workshop for the Webbs. To learn more including how to apply: email Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH, SAN FRANCISCO: LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING AT THE INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS, 7:30-9PM, AN EVENT THAT’S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, CHICAGO: Book signing at Chicago Expo; more details soon

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM

FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5-7PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

MEMORY CITY BOOK PARTY: July 24

July 14, 2014

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MEMORY CITY is” both melancholy and charming, and show[s] a city mourning the business that sustained it, not without pride.” from the NEW STATEMAN, selected as the BOOK OF THE WEEK, 18 July 2014.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

DUE TO A LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION, THERE’S ONE SPOT LEFT: FINDING YOUR VISION: SAN FRANCISCO, SAT. AUG. 23 THRU WED. AUG. 27, 2014, Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco: For more information: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZOQ8FXV4N7&IID=2K1HRG5YJO83&PN=35

ONE SPOT LEFT: PHOTO PROJECT 2014, NYC, Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014. This intimate bookmaking workshop is open to only 10 photographers. To learn more, including how to apply click here. Or email Alex and Rebecca for more information: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH, SAN FRANCISCO: LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING AT THE INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS, 7:30-9PM, AN EVENT THAT’S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM

FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5-7PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

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©Alex Webb, “St. Patrick’s Day,” from Memory City (with Rebecca Norris Webb), published in the 18 July 14 issue of New Statesman

MEMORY CITY: TIME and NY TIMES

June 24, 2014

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“When Alex Webb was photographing at the Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, N.Y., a man turned to the Magnum photographer, looked at his digital Leica and said: “You know, I designed the sensor for that camera.”

…Today’s Kodak bears little resemblance to the cultural and technological icon it once was. At its peak, Kodak controlled 90 percent of the film photography market, with sales reaching $10 billion. By 2012, when that number had shrunk to $3.5 billion, Kodak entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, sold off its digital sensor division and exited the one business on which it built its brand: film photography.”—Olivier Laurent, from “Memory City: A Eulogy for Rochester, Kodak’s Company Town,” on Time LightBox

 

Read more: ‘Memory City’: A Eulogy for Rochester, Kodak’s Company Town – LightBox
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©Alex Webb, “Dancehall, Lake Ontario,” from “Memory City” with Rebecca Norris Webb, Radius Books, June 2014

“…[I]f every book has its own music — a big book is perhaps like a symphony, a small one like a sonata — ‘Memory City’s’ music would be at times rough and dissonant, at other times melodic, but ultimately bluesy and soulful, reflecting our sense of — and affection for — this complicated and troubled city.”—Alex Webb from the NYTimes Lens Blog interview with Rebecca Norris Webb by Jim Estrin Read more: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/in-kodak-alex-webb-rochester-rebecca-norris-webb-photos-memory/
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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “New Mother Brienna,” from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books, June 2014

UPCOMING MEMORY CITY EVENTS

—MEMORY CITY exhibiton at Gallery R, June 18-July 3, 2014, in conjuction with the Visual Studies Workshop Photo-BookWorks Symposium in Rochester, NY. Public lecture at VSW (ticketed event , see below) on Thursday, June 26at 6pm, followed by exhibition reception and book signing @ Gallery R: 7:30-9:30pm. For more information: http://vsw.org/MemoryCity.php

 

—MEMORY CITY BOOK PARTY at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, 529 W. 20th, 3d Floor, on Thursday, July 24, from 6-8pm, a book launch and signing in conjunction with Radius Books and the Chelsea Art Walk. For more information: http://www.riccomaresca.com or http://radiusbooks.org/7430/alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-memory-city/

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MEMORY CITY: Summer Events

June 21, 2014
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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “New Mother Brienna,” from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books/Thames and Hudson, June 23, 2014

UPCOMING  SUMMER EVENTS WITH ALEX AND REBECCA

  • FREE PUBLIC EVENTS

—MEMORY CITY exhibiton at Gallery R, June 18-July 3, 2014, in conjuction with the Visual Studies Workshop Photo-BookWorks Symposium in Rochester, NY. Public lecture at VSW (ticketed event , see below) on Thursday, June 26at 6pm, followed by exhibition reception and book signing @ Gallery R: 7:30-9:30pm. For more information: http://vsw.org/MemoryCity.php

MEMORY CITY BOOK PARTY at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, 529 W. 20th, 4th Floor, on Thursday, July 24, from 5-8pm, a book launch and signing in conjunction with Radius Books and the Chelsea Art Walk. For more information: http://www.riccomaresca.com or http://artwalkchelsea.com/events/ or http://radiusbooks.org/7430/alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-memory-city/ “TOGETHER AND APART: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb,” slide talk, Q&A, and book signing on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 7:30-9pm at the INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS, San Francisco (NOTICE TIME CHANGE FROM MAGNUM SITE). The Webbs will be signing copies of their two new joint books at this free public event,

—MEMORY CITY and ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE POETIC IMAGE. To reserve a copy ahead of time for this event, please email Trent Davis Bailey: trentdavisbailey@gmail.com (Please write “WEBB BOOK ORDER” on the subject line of the email).  For more information: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZOQ8FXV4N7&IID=2K1HRG5YJO83&PN=35

  • TICKETED EVENTS

—MEMORY CITY lecture at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, with Alex and Rebecca on the making of their new collaborative book, “Memory City,” on Thursday, June 26th,at 6pm, a ticketed event that’s part of the Visual Studies Workshop Photo-BookWorks Symposium, that includes talks, book signings and other events with Mark Klett, John Gossage, Gerry Badger, Jason Fulford and others. To buy tickets to the entire VSW symposium, including the Memory City lecture: http://vsw.org/Photo-Bookworks.php

—For those who’d like to support the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund and other programs by paying $25 to attend the “Magnum Secrets” fundraiser at Aperture Foundation on Wed., 25th, Alex and Rebecca will be signing MEMORY CITY books from 6-7:30 pm. as well as signing their new workshop book from Aperture, ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE POETIC IMAGE and Alex’s THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT, also from Aperture.  Josef Koudelka, Paolo Pelligrin, Olivia Arthur, Alec Soth, and other photographers will also be attendance. For more information: http://magnumfoundation.org/secrets/

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©AW, “Mt. Hope Cemetery” and RNW, “After the Fire at St. Monica’s Church,” both from “Memory City,” Radius Books, Thames and Hudson, June 2014

WORKSHOP UPDATE

TWO SPOTS LEFT: FINDING YOUR VISION: SAN FRANCISCO, SAT. AUG. 23 THRU WED. AUG. 27, 2014, Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco: For more information.

NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: PHOTO PROJECT 2014, NYC, Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014. This intimate bookmaking workshop is open to only 10 photographers. To learn more, including how to apply click here. Or email Alex and Rebecca for more information: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

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Memory City by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Radius/Thames&Hudson, June 2014

       MEMORY CITY REVIEWS:

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NEW BOOK FROM APERTURE

May 30, 2014

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NEW BOOK FROM APERTURE: “ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE POETIC IMAGE,” with introduction by PEN/Hemingway novelist Teju Cole, who is also an art historian and photographer.

“In this book, internationally acclaimed color photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, offer their expert insight into street photography and the poetic image. Through words and photographs—their own and others’—they invite the reader into the heart of their artistic processes. They share their thoughts about a wide range of practical and philosophical issues, from questions about seeing and being in the world with a camera, to how to shape a complete body of work in a way that’s both structured and intuitive.”—from Aperture Foundation (May 2014)

 

—For signed copies: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_4&VBID=2K1HZOQ8FP3TIR&IID=2K1HRG5YA0LF&PN=1

—To see inside spreads of the book: http://aperture.org/shop/alex-webb-and-rebecca-norris-webb-on-street-photography-and-the-poetic-image-books?utm_source=Aperture&utm_campaign=3dca7c2191-newsletter_5_29_145_29_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_77bf8ead35-3dca7c2191-35188737

—For video of book: http://vimeo.com/96185634

UPCOMING LECTURES AND BOOK SIGNINGS

—Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Together and Apart, at Lodz Fotofestiwal 2014, Lodz, Poland, Thursday, June 5, 5:30-7pm.

—Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Together and Apart, at Fotografiska, Stockholm, Sweden, Monday, June 9th, from 6-7:30pm.

—Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb Memory City at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY, Thursday, June 26, 6:15-7:30pm.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

Memory City in conjunction with Visual Studies Workshop’s bi-annual Photo-Bookworks Symposium, at Gallery R, 100 College Ave, Rochester NY. Opening reception Thursday, June 26 at 7:30.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

  •  NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION: SAN FRANCISCO, SAT. AUG. 23 THRU WED. AUG. 27, 2014, Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco: For more information.
  • NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: PHOTO PROJECT 2014, Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014. This intimate bookmaking workshop is open to only 10 photographers. To learn more, including how to apply click here. Or email Alex and Rebecca for more information: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com
  • LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION: FINDING YOUR VISION @ FOTOGRAFISKA, JUNE 7-11 in Stockholm. Please email Alex and Rebecca as soon as possible if you’re interested, since we expect this spot to fill quickly: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

TWO NEW WORKSHOPS: San Francisco and NYC

April 29, 2014
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©Alex Webb, “Rochester, 2012,” from “Memory City” (with Rebecca Norris Webb)

  • NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION: SAN FRANCISCO, SAT. AUG. 23 THRU WED. AUG. 27, 2014, Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco: For more information.
  • NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: PHOTO PROJECT 2014, Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014. This intimate bookmaking workshop is open to only 10 photographers. To learn more, including how to apply click here.  Or email Alex and Rebecca for more information: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com
  • LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION: FINDING YOUR VISION @ FOTOGRAFISKA, JUNE 7-11 in Stockholm.  Please email Alex and Rebecca as soon as possible if you’re interested, since we expect this spot to fill quickly: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

 

 

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Amanda and Her Flower Girl Dress,” from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books (US)/Thames and Hudson (Europe), available in June or to preorder now

 

 

ART IN AMERICA: Memory City

April 17, 2014

 

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©Alex Webb, from “Memory City” (with Rebecca Norris Webb), Radius Books and Thames and Hudson, spring 2014, as published in Art in America, April 2014

“[Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb] were attracted by [Rochester's] rich photographic tradition (besides Kodak’s 134 years there, it’s also home to the George Eastman House, the country’s first photographic museum, and the Visual Studies Workshop, a center for photography and other media arts founded by Nathan Lyons) and its historical significance as a center of progressive activity during the 19th century (counting Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony as residents). They turned their attention, however, to today’s Rochester: ‘a city,’ wrote Alex Webb in an email to A.i.A., ‘struggling with many of the urban ills that bedevil so many U.S. Rust Belt cities’ yet endowed with ‘its own unique sense of energy and community.’

Memory City is the couple’s second book, following their exploration of modern-day Cuba in 2009’s Violet Isle. Photographing Rochester’s streets, Webb contributes black-and-white images taken with his last rolls of Kodachrome (which can no longer be processed in color), interspersed with digital full-color pictures, whereas Norris Webb, using only film, offers still lifes and portraits of women from the region. ‘We knew from the start we wanted the conceptual collaboration to be as layered as Rochester itself and the many cities, past and present, within in,’ Norris Webb wrote, with the pair aiming for ‘an elegiac tone befitting the fading days of Kodak and film.'”—ART IN AMERICA, April 2014

WORKSHOP UPDA

  • —NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION: SAN FRANCISCO, SAT. AUG. 23 THRU WED. AUG. 27, 2014, Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco: For more information, please contact Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com
  • NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: PHOTO PROJECT 2014, Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014.  This intimate bookmaking workshop is open to only 10 photographers.  To learn more, including how to apply: http://www.webbnorriswebb.co/#mi=4&pt=0&pi=3
  • SCHOLARSHIP  FOR “FINDING YOUR VISION @ FESTIWAL LODZ FOR A POLISH PHOTOGRAPHER SPONSORED BY MAGNUM PHOTOS.  DEADLINE MAY 12.  MORE INFORMATION HERE IN POLISH.  AND LINK HERE TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION
  • Saturday May 3 thru Friday May 10, FINDING YOUR VISION, NEW YORK. DUE TO A CANCELLATION, THERE’S NOW ONE SPOT left in this annual May workshop. To apply, please contact Alex and Rebecca directly at this email: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

 

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blue Secondhand Prom Dress,” from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books, US/T&H, Europe, spring 2014

TWO EXHIBITS: Houston and Tbilisi

April 12, 2014
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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds,” in two group exhibitions “Ladies Only” at the Tbilisi, Georgia, Museum of Modern Art, and “Dreamscapes,” part of Houston FotoFest Biennial

Please join me in congratulating Rebecca whose work will be in two different cities — Tbilisi, Georgia and Houston, Texas, USA — in two group exhibitions:  “DREAMSCAPES,” a three-person show curated by Jean Caslin and Diane Griffin Gregory that’s part of Houston FotoFest Biennial 2014 that opened last week through August 2014, and “LADIES ONLY,” a group exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Tbilisi, Georgia, of more than 30 women photographers curated by the incomparable Cologne, German curator Tina Schelhorn, that opens the first week in May. —Alex Webb

Link to DREAMSCAPE exhibition.

 

 

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “One-Room Schoolhouse,” “Ghost Mountain,” and “The Sky Below” from “Dreamscapes,” Houston

 

 

ALEX AND REBECCA’S UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

—FIRST WEBB WORKSHOP IN POLAND JUST ANNOUNCED.  This four-day MAGNUM PHOTOS WORKSHOP will coincide with the FOTOFESTIWAL LODZ in early June.  Space is limited, and this workshop is expected to sell out rather quickly:

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZOQ8V31HKN&IID=2K1HRG5YYKK6&PN=31

—NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION: SAN FRANCISCO, SAT. AUG. 23 THRU WED. AUG. 27, 2014, Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco: For more information, please contact Alex and Rebecca:

webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

——Saturday May 3 thru Friday May 10, FINDING YOUR VISION, NEW YORK.

——DUE TO A CANCELLATION, THERE’S NOW ONE SPOT left in this annual May workshop. To apply, please contact Alex and Rebecca directly at this email:

webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

 

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Jellyfish, Mystic, Connecticut,” from the book, “The Glass Between Us,” and the “Dreamscapes” exhibition in Houston thru August 2014

 

LINKS, REVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND MORE:

——LINK TO AMERICAN PHOTO MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE 2014:

http://www.americanphotomag.com/article/2014/04/alex-and-rebecca-norris-webb-rochester-reverie

——Link to NEW YORK TIMES LENS blog Q&A with Jim Estrin & Alex and Mound Bayou slide show:

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/alex-webb-looks-back-in-black-and-white/?smid=tw-share

——ALEX’S PHOTOGRAPHS FROM INDIA’S KUMBH MELA IN FEBRUARY 2014 ISSUE:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/kumbh-mela/spinney-text

“Rochester, in upstate New York, has been the home of Kodak since the company’s start in 1888. When it declared bankruptcy in 2012, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb decided to use film made by the company to shoot the city. For the project, Webb used his last rolls of Kodachrome, the famous but now-discontinued film, developing it as hazy black and white since its special color process is no longer available. The results look like any struggling but hopeful city, quiet but proud.”—Rebecca Robertson, ART News

http://www.artnews.com/2014/02/13/11-edgy-art-books-document-the-bizarre-bygone-and-adorable/

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AMERICAN PHOTO: Memory City

April 4, 2014
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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Amanda and Her Flower Girl Dress,” from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books/Thames&Hudson, June 2014

“For their project Memory City, photographers Rebecca Norris Webb and her husband Alex Webb traveled to Rochester, New York—the home of Eastman Kodak for 125 years—to document the city in the wake of the company’s bankruptcy in 2012 and to pay tribute to their respective relationships to analog imagery.

Both photographers used Kodak film for this project. Her husband shot with Koda­chrome, his sole medium for more than 30 years; its once-vibrant color can now be processed only with black-and-white chemistry, giving it a distressed look he likens to fading memories. Norris Webb, who still uses film for all her work, used Portra, inspired by an analogy of the medium as a woman’s special-occasion outfit—memorable, but fleeting, worn only once. ‘I think it’s the tactile quality that I’ll miss most when I have to eventually switch to digital,” she says. “That slip of celluloid that’s accompanied me to every moment I’ve ever photographed, like a delicate yet indelible dress.’

Norris Webb’s portraits of Rochester women include the image shown here, of the Webbs’ former assistant, Amanda Webster. She and her family reflect the city’s past and present in photography: Her father and grand­father both worked for Kodak, and Amanda is currently studying photog­raphy at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Norris Webb photo­graphed her in her grandmother’s house in the 14621 neighbohood—known by its zip code, it’s one of the most ethnically diverse in the city—in the spring of 2012, holding a dress she had worn to an uncle’s wedding.”—Jill C. Shomer, American Photo Magazine, May-June 2014 issue

LINK TO AMERICAN PHOTO MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE 2014: 

http://www.americanphotomag.com/article/2014/04/alex-and-rebecca-norris-webb-rochester-reverie

ALEX AND REBECCA’S UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

—FIRST WEBB WORKSHOP IN POLAND JUST ANNOUNCED.  This four-day MAGNUM PHOTOS WORKSHOP will coincide with the FOTOFESTIWAL LODZ in early June.  Space is limited, and this workshop is expected to sell out rather quickly:

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZOQ8V31HKN&IID=2K1HRG5YYKK6&PN=31

—NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION: SAN FRANCISCO, SAT. AUG. 23 THRU WED. AUG. 27, 2014, Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco: For more information, please contact Alex and Rebecca:

webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

——Saturday May 3 thru Friday May 10, FINDING YOUR VISION, NEW YORK.

——DUE TO A CANCELLATION, THERE’S NOW ONE SPOT left in this annual May workshop. To apply, please contact Alex and Rebecca directly at this email:

webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

LINKS, REVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND MORE:

——Link to NEW YORK TIMES LENS blog Q&A with Jim Estrin & Alex and Mound Bayou slide show:

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/alex-webb-looks-back-in-black-and-white/?smid=tw-share

——ALEX’S PHOTOGRAPHS FROM INDIA’S KUMBH MELA IN FEBRUARY 2014 ISSUE:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/kumbh-mela/spinney-text

“Rochester, in upstate New York, has been the home of Kodak since the company’s start in 1888. When it declared bankruptcy in 2012, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb decided to use film made by the company to shoot the city. For the project, Webb used his last rolls of Kodachrome, the famous but now-discontinued film, developing it as hazy black and white since its special color process is no longer available. The results look like any struggling but hopeful city, quiet but proud.”—Rebecca Robertson, ART News

http://www.artnews.com/2014/02/13/11-edgy-art-books-document-the-bizarre-bygone-and-adorable/

FIRST WEBB WORKSHOP IN POLAND

March 31, 2014
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©Alex Webb from “The Suffering of Light,” Aperture and Thames and Hudson

“We do not really know what draws a human being out into the world. Is it curiosity? A hunger for experience? An addiction to wonderment? The man who ceases to be astonished is hollow, possessed of an extinguished heart. If he believes that everything has already happened, that he has seen it all, then something most precious has died within him—the delight in life.” ― the Polish writer Ryszard Kapuściński, one of Alex’s favorite writers

FIRST WEBB WORKSHOP IN POLAND JUST ANNOUNCED.  This four-day MAGNUM PHOTOS WORKSHOP will coincide with the FOTOFESTIWAL LODZ in early June.  Space is limited, and this workshop is expected to sell out rather quickly:

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZOQ8V31HKN&IID=2K1HRG5YYKK6&PN=31

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©Rebecca Norris Webb from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books, US, Thames and Hudson, Europe, June 2014

 

“Rochester, in upstate New York, has been the home of Kodak since the company’s start in 1888. When it declared bankruptcy in 2012, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb decided to use film made by the company to shoot the city. For the project, Webb used his last rolls of Kodachrome, the famous but now-discontinued film, developing it as hazy black and white since its special color process is no longer available. The results look like any struggling but hopeful city, quiet but proud.”—Rebecca Robertson, ART News

http://www.artnews.com/2014/02/13/11-edgy-art-books-document-the-bizarre-bygone-and-adorable/

ALEX AND REBECCA’S UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

—NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION: SAN FRANCISCO, SAT. AUG. 23 THRU WED. AUG. 27, 2014, Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco: For more information, please contact Alex and Rebecca:

webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

——Saturday May 3 thru Friday May 10, FINDING YOUR VISION, NEW YORK.

——DUE TO A CANCELLATION, THERE’S NOW ONE SPOT left in this annual May workshop. To apply, please contact Alex and Rebecca directly at this email:

webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

——Finding Your Vision @ FOTOFESTIWAL LODZ, POLAND, a four-day MAGNUM PHOTOS WORKSHOP, Sunday June 1-Wed. June 4th: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZOQ8V31HKN&IID=2K1HRG5YYKK6&PN=31

LINKS, REVIEWS, ARTICLES, AND MORE:

——Link to NEW YORK TIMES LENS blog Q&A with Jim Estrin & Alex and Mound Bayou slide show:

http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/07/alex-webb-looks-back-in-black-and-white/?smid=tw-share

——ALEX’S PHOTOGRAPHS FROM INDIA’S KUMBH MELA IN FEBRUARY 2014 ISSUE:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/02/kumbh-mela/spinney-text

 


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