Book Weekend @ Radius Books 2013

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©Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, from the upcoming book, “Memory City”

BOOK WEEKEND@RADIUS: Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, & David Chickey
Friday evening, March 22, 2013 thru Sunday afternoon, March 24, 2013, Radius Books offices, 227 Place Ave., Suite W., Santa Fe, NM

—RADIUS BOOKS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS 27 AND UNDER (See below for details)

This intensive weekend bookmaking workshop is open to anyone who is passionate about a photography project that he or she has been working on –– from serious amateurs to seasoned professionals, from documentary photographers to art photographers, from those photographing a theme, a place, or an issue to those working on a more personal series of photographs of family or friends. This workshop will help each participant learn how to take his or her project to the next level.

The workshop will be taught by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, a creative team who’ve edited seven books together — including Rebecca’s My Dakota, Alex’s The Suffering of Light, and their joint books Violet Isle and the upcoming Memory City —and by noted designer David Chickey, Radius’s publisher and creative director who has designed photo books for more than 20 publishers and museums over the last 15 years.

Through an individual assignment tailored for each participant, presentations, discussions, and an editing exercise, the Webbs and Chickey will explore with you a variety of book-related topics over this intensive weekend, including such issues as how to discover the heart of your photography project, how to edit and sequence a photo book intuitively, how to figure out what’s left to photograph for your project, how to choose a writer, title and cover image, how to work with a designer, what to expect when you go on press, and how prints in a book differ from prints on a wall.

To apply: photographers must submit 10 small jpgs (72 dpi, 8 inches on longest side) or a link to your project online, and a short statement about the project (no more than 250 words), as a word doc to the Webbs: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com Former Webb Workshop participants are invited to apply without submitting a formal application if Alex and Rebecca are familiar with your project.  FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS 27 & UNDER WHO’D LIKE TO APPLY FOR THE RADIUS BOOKS SCHOLARSHIP, PLEASE NOTE THIS ON YOUR APPLICATION.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com, or visit the Magnum website.

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©Alex Webb, Alex, Rebecca and David Chickey holding the first unbound copy of “Violet Isle” on press in Singapore

“Grieving after her brother’s death, Norris Webb goes on a quest, returning to South Dakota, where she grew up…She probes symbols of time passing: apples fallen in the dirt, weathered paint on the wall of a motel, a field of sunflowers dried and browned in the autumn. The images are personal but never obscure. Norris Webb’s spare, poetic text speaks to anyone who has experienced the puzzlement and struggle that comes with loss.” 

—Holly Stuart Hughes, editor, Photo District News, from “Time’s Best of 2012: The Photobooks We Loved.”

 

© Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds,” from My Dakota
©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds” from “My Dakota” featured in the Jan./Feb. 2013 issue of Orion Magazine

LINK TO “MY DAKOTA” ON PHOTO-EYE’S BEST BOOKS OF 2012.

LINK TO “MY DAKOTA” AS A PDN NOTABLE BOOK OF 2012

PLEASE NOTE OUR WEBSITE HAS CHANGED:  http://www.webbnorriswebb.co/

EXHIBITIONS

——DEC. 14, 2012 – MAY 4, 2013, Salt Lake, Utah, Brigham Young University of Art, “The Suffering of Light: 30 Years of Photographs,” Alex Webb’s solo traveling exhibition organized by the Aperture Foundation, NYC.

——NOV. 8 2012-JAN. 27, 2012, LONDON, “CARTIER-BRESSON: A QUESTION OF COLOR,” group exhibition with Alex Webb, Trent Parke, Joel Meyerwitz, Harry Gruyaert, Helen Levitt, Saul Leiter and others, an exhibition curated by William Ewing.

——SEPT.21, 2012 – JANUARY 13, 2012, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, “Looking at the Land: 21st Century American Views,” A Collaboration with Flak Photo and RISD Museum of Art, group projection and online exhibition, curated by Andy Adams, with photographs by Rebecca Norris Webb, Brian Ulrich, Todd Hido, Joshua Dudley Greer, Christine Carr, and others.

——DEC. 15, 2012-JAN. 6, 2013, PALAZZO DE LEVA, MODICA, SICILY, “Contatti, Provini D’Autore,” a group exhibition on contact sheets and prints with Rebecca Norris Webb, Mark Steinmetz, Larry Fink, and others, curated by Giammaria De Gasperis and Paola Contino.

Alex Webb, Barrio Chino, Havana, Cuba, 2007

Alex Webb, Barrio Chino, Havana, Cuba, 2007, from “Violet Isle” (with RNW)

UPCOMING 2012/13 WORKSHOPS WITH ALEX AND REBECCA

——JANUARY 12-19, 2013, STREETS OF HAVANA 2013 with Nordic Light, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb workshop. For more information, including how to apply, click here

——MARCH 22-24, 2013: BOOK WEEKEND @ RADIUS BOOKS with Alex, Rebecca and David Chickey (Radius creative director and award winning designer). For more information, please email Rebecca: rebeccanorriswebb@yahoo.com

 RECENT LINKS FOR ALEX AND REBECCA:

LINK TO THE NEW YORK TIMES LENS BLOG Q&A WITH REBECCA ABOUT “MY DAKOTA”

LINK TO NOTES ON “THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT’ BY ALEX WEBB ON TIME LIGHTBOX.

LINK TO “MY DAKOTA” ON TIME LIGHTBOX.

LINK TO ALEX’S EAST LONDON PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE AUGUST 2012 ISSUE OF NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

TO READ THE  FRACTION MAGAZINE REVIEW of MY DAKOTA CLICK HERE.

“LOOKING AT THE LAND” IN AMERICAN PHOTO MAGAZINE.

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