MEMORY CITY: Photo-Eye Review

September 18, 2014
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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Twins,” from “Memory City,” with Alex Webb

“Photography is as intertwined with memory as it is with light, shadow and surface. The individual film or sensor choice made by the photographer determines how memory is rendered, a choice that is as important as what the photographer puts in front of their camera. In their new book, Memory City, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb investigate Rochester, New York during the time Eastman Kodak was in bankruptcy. They explore how memory, photography, film and the book making process come together to make a statement about a place during a particular time. What does it mean to photograph in Rochester during this uncertain time? Webb chose to use his digital cameras in addition to Kodachrome that he processed as black and white. Norris Webb worked like she typically does with color negative film. These individual creative choices give the book extra meaning, and are explored further in a small booklet tucked into the back cover titled Notes on Film and Memory…”—Tom Leininger review of “Memory Ciy” in Photo-Eye LINK TO READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW ONLINE

OTHER NEWS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014. For more information, including how to register: http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb/cm50

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction: http://www.fractionmagazine.com/memory-city

UPCOMING EVENTS

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” Opening reception of this group show on Thursday, Sept. 18th, at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers, 6-8pm. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-SUNDAY, SEPT. 21: MEMORY CITY project wall exhibition at Chicago Expo, sponsored by Stephen Daiter Gallery, book signings by the Webbs on Saturday, Sept. 20th at the Aperture Foundation booth #812

——SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM, ARTISTS TALK AT 3:30

——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, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

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©Alex Webb, Ethiopia, from “The Suffering of Light” and in the Sepia Eye show “Rectangular Squares,” thru Nov. 1

FRACTION MAGAZINE: Memory City review

September 2, 2014

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“[Memory City] it is a powerful analysis of the use of photography and the ways in which memory and history are served by images, and as such it’s one of the best photography books about photography that I have seen. Memory City is about the material life of images, and the relationship between memory and material; and it examines how our acts of looking at ourselves fold us into the world of images that surround us. It also imaginatively describes the relationship between the photographer and the act of photography, reminding us that the photograph is not only evidence that the subject was there, but that the photographer was there too. This recognition of embodied looking is something frequently addressed in prose but rarely so effectively with photography.”—Leo Hsu, Memory City review in Fraction Magazine.

THE COMPLETE REVIEW: http://www.fractionmagazine.com/memory-city

OTHER NEWS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014. For more information, including how to register: http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb/cm50

——NIGHT CONTACT: Apply to be part of “Night Contact,” a slide show curated by Rebecca at the Brighton UK Festival this October. DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014. FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nightcontact.co.uk/rebecca-norris-webb-open-submissions-judge/

UPCOMING EVENTS

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18, “Rectangular Squares,” Opening reception of this group show at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers.

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-SUNDAY, SEPT. 21: MEMORY CITY project wall exhibition at Chicago Expo, sponsored by Stephen Daiter Gallery, book signings by the Webbs on Saturday, Sept. 20th and Sunday, Sept. 21

——SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM, ARTISTS TALK AT 3:30

——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, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

SAN FRANCISCO: Lecture/Book Signing

August 19, 2014
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©Alex Webb, “Dancehall, Lake Ontario,” from “Memory City” (with Rebecca Norris Webb), Radius Books, Lecture/Book signing Sunday August 24th

PLEASE JOIN US AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO, 925 Mission St., #109, for a lecture/book signing on Sunday, August 24th, from 7:30-9:00pm.  More details below.—Alex and Rebecca

SLANT RHYMES: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: This joint public slide talk at the Intersection for the Arts will feature a selection of photographs from the creative couple’s monographs, including Alex’s The Suffering of Light, and Rebecca’s My Dakota, an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly, as well as their collaborative books, including their two new joint books, Memory City and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. This event is open to the public, so please feel free to invite your family and friends.

NEWS and REVIEWS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.  For more information, including how to register: http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb/cm50

——NIGHT CONTACT: Apply to be part of “Night Contact,” a slide show curated by Rebecca at the Brighton UK Festival this October.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.   TO LEARN MORE, INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY: http://www.nightcontact.co.uk/rebecca-norris-webb-open-submissions-judge/

——SLANT RHYMES: A Conversation with the Webbs and Teju Cole, novelist, photographer, art historian:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/slant-rhymes-alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-memory-city

——MEMORY CITY ONE OF ARTNET’S BEST SUMMER BOOKS: 

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/summers-best-art-books-60651?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=081214daily&utm_medium=email

——TO PRE-ORDER “Street Photography e Immagine Poetica” (Italian translation of the Aperture workshop book) from Postcart/Aperture (special price if order before Sept. 30, 2014): http://www.postcart.com/libri-dettaglio.php?id=123&c=

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/summers-best-art-books-60651?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=081214daily&utm_medium=email

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

——SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, CHICAGO: Memory City exhibition and book signinsg 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

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/summers-best-art-books-60651?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=081214daily&utm_medium=email

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Maimouna,” from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books

SLANT RHYMES: Teju Cole and Webbs in New Yorker

August 12, 2014
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©Alex Webb from “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image,” Aperture, May 2014

A few years ago, Pico Iyer wrote, in the afterword to our joint Cuba book, “Violet Isle,” that our work sometimes rhymes. Alex and I love that notion. At times, I can pinpoint these subtle echoes or slant rhymes—such as a shared palette or an affinity for surreal or surprising moments. Other times, why two of our photographs work together remains somewhat mysterious.”—Rebecca Norris Webb from “Slant Rhymes: Teju Cole and the Webb in conversation about “Memory City” and “On Street Photography and the Poetic Image”

To read the complete interview:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/slant-rhymes-alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-memory-city

MEMORY CITY ONE OF ARTNET’S BEST SUMMER BOOKS: 

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/summers-best-art-books-60651?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=081214daily&utm_medium=email

TO PRE-ORDER “Street Photography e Immagine Poetica” (Italian translation of the Aperture workshop book) from Postcart/Aperture (special price if order before Sept. 30, 2014): http://www.postcart.com/libri-dettaglio.php?id=123&c=

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OTHER NEWS:

NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.  For more information, including how to register: http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb/cm50

TO ORDER ONE OF THE LAST COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS WORKSHOP BOOK, WHICH IS BEING REPRINTED NOW:

http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Norris-Street-Photography-Poetic/dp/1597112577/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=13195FKVBK9473EAGQTS

NIGHT CONTACT: Apply to be part of “Night Contact,” a slide show curated by Rebecca at the Brighton UK Festival this October.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nightcontact.co.uk/   

TO APPLY: http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/ef3e310d-b3aa-457c-a5e6-a3650117116e#Overview

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: Memory City exhibition and book signinsg 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

©Rebecca Norris Webb, "Second-Hand Prom Dress," Rochester, NY, 2012, from "Memory City" (with Alex Webb)

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Second-Hand Prom Dress,” Rochester, NY, 2012, from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books, June 2014

 

 

 

LAST PHOTO PROJECT WORKSHOP: Oct. 2014

August 4, 2014
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Alex Webb, “Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 1996,” from “On Street Photography and the Poetic Image” (with Rebecca Norris Webb), Aperture summer 2014

After five years, we’ve decided that this will be the last week-long Photo Project Workshop we’ll be offering in NYC: Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014

This intimate workshop is for photographers currently working on a long-term photographic project they are passionate about. It will include daily group edits focusing on editing and sequencing intuitively, one-on-one and group text editing sessions, one-on-one sessions with a book designer (culminating in a book cover for each project), and lectures with photo book publishers and other experts in the field.

The main emphasis in this workshop is on focusing and shaping a project into a coherent whole. For some participants, this may result in a layout of a photographic exhibition and perhaps a catalogue; for others, it may result in a book dummy to be shown to potential photo book publishers (so far, four of these dummies have found publishers); for others, the project workshop may result in an edit for a future self-published online book or perhaps mockup for future handmade artist’s book.

For more information, including how to apply, contact Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

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©Rebecca Norris Webb from Memory City (with Alex Webb), Radius Books/T&H

OTHER NEWS:

TO ORDER ONE OF THE LAST COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS WORKSHOP BOOK, WHICH IS BEING REPRINTED NOW:

http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Norris-Street-Photography-Poetic/dp/1597112577/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=13195FKVBK9473EAGQTS

NIGHT CONTACT: Apply to be part of “Night Contact,” a slide show curated by Rebecca at the Brighton UK Festival this October.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nightcontact.co.uk/   

TO APPLY: http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/ef3e310d-b3aa-457c-a5e6-a3650117116e#Overview

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: Memory City exhibition and book signinsg 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

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©Alex Webb, Dancehall, Lake Ontario, from “Memory City” (with Rebecca Norris Webb), fall Memory City exhibitions at Chicago Expo (Sept), Robert Klein Gallery, Boston (Sept./Oct.) and Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago (Nov/Dec.)

 

 

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

TO ORDER ONE OF THE LAST COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS WORKSHOP BOOK, WHICH IS BEING REPRINTED NOW:

http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Norris-Street-Photography-Poetic/dp/1597112577/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=13195FKVBK9473EAGQTS

NIGHT CONTACT: Apply to be part of “Night Contact,” a slide show curated by Rebecca at the Brighton UK Festival this October.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nightcontact.co.uk/   

TO APPLY: http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/ef3e310d-b3aa-457c-a5e6-a3650117116e#Overview

WORKSHOP UPDATE

AFTER FIVE YEARS, WE’VE DECIDED THAT THIS WILL BE OUR FIFTH AND FINAL WEEK-LONG  PHOTO PROJECT 2014, NYC, Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014. This intimate bookmaking workshop is open to only 11 photographers. So far, four book dummies from past workshops have found publishers. 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

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