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ROBERT FRANK: A Tribute

October 20, 2014
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©Robert Frank, “Butte, Montana, 1955,” from “The Americans,” MOMA collection

I DREAM OF JOURNEYS

Even though photography tends to be a solitary journey, you often end up taking others along for the ride.

Driving through the Western landscape while working on My Dakota, I couldn’t help but think of Robert Frank’s View from Hotel Window, Butte, Montana, from The Americans. I’ve always marveled at how Frank managed to capture not only the feel of this mining center’s drab downtown, but also something more difficult to pin down (melancholy? irony? reverie? a mix of all three?). Whatever it is, it hints at Frank’s complex interiority as he gazed through the gauzy curtains of his hotel room at this mining town’s distant smokestack—and the bleak reality of what the American West had become by the mid-1950s. It’s a view that shouldn’t “merit a second glance,” writes British cultural critic and novelist Geoff Dyer, yet it “demands that we return to it again and again.” For me, that’s usually a sign that I’m looking at a truly poetic image.

It wasn’t just Frank’s lyrical photograph that was coming along on this road trip of my grief for my brother, Dave. I was also bringing along some of my favorite car-trip poems, many that focus on the technological world of the automobile and the natural world outside its windows: “Two forces—one forward moving, unthinking, one stilled and reflective—connect and disconnect us,” notes poet Marianne Boruch. She adds, “The uneasy match seems profoundly American.”

Driving through South Dakota’s remote expanses, I’d sometimes not encounter another car for miles, calling to mind those haunting first lines of Theodore Roethke’s road-trip poem, “The Far Field”: I dream of journeys repeatedly . . . Of driving alone, without luggage, out a long peninsula . . . A fine dry snow ticking the windshield . . .

It was nearly dusk that wintry day in 2006 when I finally stopped my car in front of this abandoned farmhouse. I’d been driving restlessly for some four hours, through a stretch of the prairie I’d never crossed before. Flat land and flat light as far as the eye could see. Somewhere I’d taken a wrong turn. The car radio warned snow was coming. My cell phone was dead, and I was lost.

The farm reminded me of my grandparents’ place, where I’d spent many a childhood summer with my brother, Dave, his twin brother, Mike, and my sisters Mary and Debbie. I remember the never-ending whirring of june bugs on Grandma Raisovich’s back screen door, and how she’d tie a string around those shimmering green bodies so we could hold on to all that humming.

Coming around the side of this deserted farmhouse, I was surprised to find the back door open, as if welcoming me in. I gingerly crossed the living-room floor, which was strewn with children’s toys and cereal boxes. It seemed, eerily, as if the family had hurriedly packed and left the night before—although it had to have been longer ago, judging by the thick dust coating everything. Perhaps South Dakota’s marginal rainfall and brutal weather were largely to blame for their sudden departure, having defeated many a farmer for more than a century. I paused in front of this living-room window with its shroud-like curtain and view of a distant silo. I slowly raised the camera to my eye. —RNW, from “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image”

APERTURE WORKSHOP BOOK PARTY WITH ALEX, REBECCA, LARRY FINK, AND APERTURE EDITOR DENISE WOLFE: Saturday, Oct. 25, 3-4:30pm, Aperture Foundation, NYC

©Rebecca Norris Webb, "Abandoned Farmhouse I," from "My Dakota" and "Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Abandoned Farmhouse I,” from “My Dakota” and “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image

 

ONE TUITION-FREE WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP available for the upcoming FINDING YOUR VISION @ THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL. This scholarship is available to all photographers, 18 and older.

To apply, please email:

  1. 10 small jpgs (72dpi, 8 inches on longest side)
  2. Include a 100 word essay about your relationship with photography (such as student, passionate amateur, photojournalist, photography teacher, fine art photographer), and what you see as your next step photographically (in a word doc, if possible)
  3. Include your name, address

DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2014

EMAIL THIS APPLICATION TO: Alex and Rebecca, webbnorriswebb@gmail.com, and please place the word, SCHOLARSHIP, on the subject line.

To learn more about the  FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP IN MIAMI.

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS:

—SATURDAY, OCT. 25, APERTURE FOUNDATION, NYC, 3-4:30PM: Join Aperture, Larry Fink, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb for an afternoon of presentations and readings from the recently launched The Photography Workshop Series. In the series, Aperture works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography—offering the workshop experience in a book.

Fink and the Webbs will present their titles, Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Imagefollowed by a Q&A with the books’ editor, Denise Wolff, and book signings.  For more information on the book party follow this link.

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS, REVIEWS:

——THRU OCT. 31, BOSTON, MEMORY CITY at ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY; SLANT RHYMES at ARS LIBRI WITH ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY;

REVIEW OF THE TWO BOSTON SHOWS BY ELIN SPRING.

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY: 5:30-8, with artist talk from 5:30-6pm

——PARIS PHOTO BOOK SIGNINGS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, \Grand Palais, Paris: APERTURE BOOTH: 3:30pm book signing with the Webbs of “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image” and Alex’s “The Suffering of Light”; SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 3:00pm at RADIUS BOOKS booth: Webb book signing of “Memory City” and some of the last copies of “My Dakota” and some of their limited editions.

GROUP SHOWS

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, a group exhibition with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

——SATURDAY, OCT. 11-OCT. 19, CASTELNUOVOFOTOGRAFIA FESTIVA, ITALY: CONTATTI: Contact sheets and prints of Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Jason Eskenazi, Donna Ferrato, Lucia Nimcova, Roger Ballen, Callie Shell, and Anders Petersen.

REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction

——SLANT RHYMES: Interview with Teju Cole and the Webb on the New Yorker Photo Booth

WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP

October 13, 2014
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©RNW,AW, Havana Slant Rhyme, from “Slant Rhymes” at Ars Libri/Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, thru Oct. 31

ONE TUITION-FREE WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP available for the upcoming FINDING YOUR VISION @ THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL. This scholarship is available to all photographers, 18 and older.

To apply, please email:

1. 10 small jpgs (72dpi, 8 inches on longest side)

2. Include a 100 word essay about your relationship with photography (such as student, passionate amateur, photojournalist, photography teacher, fine art photographer), and what you see as your next step photographically (in a word doc, if possible)

3. Include your name, address

DEADLINE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 27TH, 2014

EMAIL THIS APPLICATION TO: Alex and Rebecca, webbnorriswebb@gmail.com, and please place the word, SCHOLARSHIP, on the subject line.

To learn more about the  FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP IN MIAMI.

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS:

—SATURDAY, OCT. 25, APERTURE FOUNDATION, NYC, 3-4:30PM: Join Aperture, Larry Fink, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb for an afternoon of presentations and readings from the recently launched The Photography Workshop Series. In the series, Aperture works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography—offering the workshop experience in a book.

Fink and the Webbs will present their titles, Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Imagefollowed by a Q&A with the books’ editor, Denise Wolff, and book signings.  For more information on the book party follow this link.

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS, REVIEWS:

——THRU OCT. 31, BOSTON, MEMORY CITY at ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY; SLANT RHYMES at ARS LIBRI WITH ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY;

REVIEW OF THE TWO BOSTON SHOWS BY ELIN SPRING.

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY: 5:30-8, with artist talk from 5:30-6pm

——PARIS PHOTO BOOK SIGNINGS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, \Grand Palais, Paris: APERTURE BOOTH: 3:30pm book signing with the Webbs of “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image” and Alex’s “The Suffering of Light”; SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 3:00pm at RADIUS BOOKS booth: Webb book signing of “Memory City” and some of the last copies of “My Dakota” and some of their limited editions.

GROUP SHOWS

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, a group exhibition with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

——SATURDAY, OCT. 11-OCT. 19, CASTELNUOVOFOTOGRAFIA FESTIVA, ITALY: CONTATTI: Contact sheets and prints of Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Jason Eskenazi, Donna Ferrato, Lucia Nimcova, Roger Ballen, Callie Shell, and Anders Petersen.

REVIEWS/INTERVIEWS

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction

——SLANT RHYMES: Interview with Teju Cole and the Webb on the New Yorker Photo Booth

Reflections on Ray Metzker, 1931-2014

October 10, 2014
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©Ray Metzker, “Sailor, 1963,” Laurence Miller Gallery

“I want a deep space that overpowers the figure: worlds of voids.”—Ray Metzker, 1931-2014

Sadly, we’ve lost a poet of light and shadow, Ray Metzker. Here is Alex’s thoughtful reflection about this unique street photographer—and specifically this dark urban haiku of a photograph (above) that Metzker took some 50 years ago, that has long lingered in Alex’s mind and influenced his early street photography, notably Alex’s image from Uganda below taken some 20 years after Metzker’s.—Rebecca Norris Webb

“As a budding street photographer, I’d spend hours huddled over a stack of books in my Vermont high school’s library, many of them the classics: works by Cartier Bresson, Kertész, Frank. I was particularly taken by a slim booklet called Toward a Social Landscape— which included early work by Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander, and Bruce Davidson, among others, and was edited by photographer Nathan Lyons—as well as a selection of Ray Metzker’s photographs entitled My Camera and I in the Loop,in an issue of Aperture. Although reminiscent of the street photographs of his teacher, Harry Callahan, Metzker’s work struck its own special note: stark shafts of light crisscrossing impenetrable shadows; self-absorbed figures darting in and out of the light, caught in a kind of black-and-white chiaroscuro; isolated faces peering out of the darkness.

 It wasn’t just the formal mastery of these images that captivated me. They also suggested something about the isolation, the alienation, and the loneliness of the urban world. “—Alex Webb, from “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image”

In Memoriam: Ray K. Metzker, 83, PDN Online: http://www.pdnonline.com/news/In-Memoriam-Ray-K–11820.shtml

©Ray Metzker, “Sailor, 1963,” Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC: http://www.laurencemillergallery.com/artist_metzker.htm

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©Alex Webb, “Uganda, 1980″ from “Slant Rhymes” at Robert Klein Gallery at Ars Libri, Boston, thru Oct. 31, 2014; Alex’s image and Metzker’s above are also included in “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image”

 EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS:

—SATURDAY, OCT. 25, APERTURE FOUNDATION, NYC, 3-4:30PM: Join Aperture, Larry Fink, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb for an afternoon of presentations and readings from the recently launched The Photography Workshop Series. In the series, Aperture works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography—offering the workshop experience in a book.

Fink and the Webbs will present their titles, Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Imagefollowed by a Q&A with the books’ editor, Denise Wolff, and book signings.  For more information on the book party follow this link.

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.

 

CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS, REVIEWS:

——THRU OCT. 31, BOSTON, MEMORY CITY at ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY; SLANT RHYMES at ARS LIBRI WITH ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY;

REVIEW OF THE TWO BOSTON SHOWS BY ELIN SPRING.

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY: 5:30-8, with artist talk from 5:30-6pm

——PARIS PHOTO BOOK SIGNINGS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, \Grand Palais, Paris: APERTURE BOOTH: 3:30pm book signing with the Webbs of “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image” and Alex’s “The Suffering of Light”; SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 3:00pm at RADIUS BOOKS booth: Webb book signing of “Memory City” and some of the last copies of “My Dakota” and some of their limited editions.

GROUP SHOWS:

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, a group exhibition with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

——SATURDAY, OCT. 11-OCT. 19, CASTELNUOVOFOTOGRAFIA FESTIVA, ITALY: CONTATTI: Contact sheets and prints of Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Jason Eskenazi, Donna Ferrato, Lucia Nimcova, Roger Ballen, Callie Shell, and Anders Petersen.

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction

——SLANT RHYMES: Interview with Teju Cole and the Webb on the New Yorker Photo Booth

APERTURE BOOK PARTY: October 25, 3pm

October 8, 2014
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©Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, from “Slant Rhymes” (Robert Klein Gallery at Ars Libri, Boston) and Aperture’s “On Street Photography and the Poetic Image,” book launch, Saturday, Oct. 25, 3pm, at Aperture Foundation, NYC

Join Aperture, Larry Fink, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb for an afternoon of presentations and readings from the recently launched The Photography Workshop Series. In the series, Aperture works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings, and insights on photography—offering the workshop experience in a book.

Fink and the Webbs will present their titles, Larry Fink on Composition and Improvisation and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Imagefollowed by a Q&A with the books’ editor, Denise Wolff, and book signings.  For more information on the book party follow this link.

REVIEW OF “SLANT RHYMES” AND “MEMORY CITY” SHOWS AT ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, BOSTON, BY ELIN SPRING.

OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction

——SLANT RHYMES: Interview with Teju Cole and the Webb on the New Yorker Photo Booth

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, a group exhibition with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

OTHER UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY: 5:30-8, with artist talk from 5:30-6pm

SLANT RHYMES: RKG at Ars Libri, Boston

September 30, 2014
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©Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb from “Slant Rhymes” exhibition, Robert Klein Gallery at Ars Libri, Boston, Oct. 3-Oct. 31, 2014

SLANT RHYMES: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Friday Oct. 3-Friday Oct. 31, 2014

“A slant rhyme is a rhyme that echoes, but does not match perfectly, as in eyes/light; wing/green

“Slant Rhymes” opening reception and book signing, Friday, Oct. 3, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Ars Libri with Robert Klein Gallery, as part of the Boston First Fridays gallery walk.  For more information follow this link.

RSVP TO THE SHOW ON FACEBOOK HERE.

RELATED SHOW: “MEMORY CITY” @ Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, thru Oct. 31, 2014.  For more information, follow this link.

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©RNW, AW, from “Slant Rhymes” at Ars Libri with RKG, Boston

 

OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction

——SLANT RHYMES: Interview with Teju Cole and the Webb on the New Yorker Photo Booth

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, a group exhibition with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

OTHER UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

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©AW, RNW. “Light/Eyes” from Slant Rhymes

MEMORY CITY at ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY

September 25, 2014
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©Alex Webb, “Fourth of July,” from “Memory City” (with Rebecca Norris Webb) at Robert Klein Gallery, Sat. Sept. 27-Oct. 31st

Robert Klein Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of work from Memory City, the latest collaboration and book project from husband and wife photographic team, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.

Shot in Rochester, New York, Memory City is both a eulogy and an homage to Eastman Kodak and the city that once thrived in its prosperity. Shot in both digital and film color, as well as Alex Webb’s last remaining rolls of Kodachrome (which can now only be processed in black and white), the work looks back into the city’s history, and compels the viewer to ponder the uncertainty of its future.

Join us on Saturday, September 27, 2014 from 2pm to 5pm for the opening reception of Memory City. With an artists’ talk at 3:30pm, followed by a book signing with available copies of Memory City (Radius Books, 2014) in the gallery, this opening reception is not to be missed!

TO RSVP TO THE ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY EVENT ON FACEBOOK

OTHER NEWS AND EVENTS:—FRIDAY, SEPT. 26: NYC: 12:00pm, Alex and Rebecca book signing of “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image,” Aperture booth #C05, New York Art Book Fair, PS 1, Long Island City

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction

——SLANT RHYMES: Interview with Teju Cole and the Webb on the New Yorker Photo Booth

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, a group exhibition with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

OTHER UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

——FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5:30-7:30PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

 

 

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

——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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—FRIDAY, SEPT. 26: NYC: 12:00pm,  Alex and Rebecca book signing of “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image,” Aperture booth, New York Art Book Fair, PS 1, Long Island City

——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, 5:30-7:30PM, 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

 

 

 


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