Posts Tagged ‘Jim Estrin’

TWO LOOKS: NYTimes, Nat’l Geographic

February 11, 2014
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©Alex Webb, Mound Bayou, Mississippi, 1976

Q. Jim Estrin, New York Times Lens Blog:

Had you ever been to Mississippi before? Was it similar to anything you had seen before or different?

A.  Alex Webb:

It was my first trip to Mississippi. I had photographed in some small towns in Alabama prior to visiting Mound Bayou; however, those towns were segregated — unlike Mound Bayou, there were no black town officials, no black police officers, and if there were black-owned businesses, they were in the black part of town.

Visiting Mound Bayou for the first time, I was completely unprepared for the intensity of the emotional experience of being welcomed and embraced by a culture so different than my own. I recall one moment when Ellie, the woman whom I first met at Smitty’s, suddenly turned to me, reached up and put her two hands on either side of my head and said, “I ain’t never touched the hair of a white man before.” Needless to say, as a young, white kid from Cambridge, Mass., I was stunned and deeply moved.

Link to read the rest of the Q&A with Jim Estrin and see the complete 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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©Alex Webb, Kumbh Mela in February 2014 issue of National Geographic Magazine

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS,  AND TALKS WITH ALEX AND REBECCA:

——Saturday May 3 thru Friday May 10, FINDING YOUR VISION, NEW YORK.  A few spots left in this annual workshop. For more information including how to enroll, please visit: 

https://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZOQ8HF290Z&IID=2K1HRG8E8ABS&PN=3

——Friday, Dec. 13 thru Feb. 22, 2014: BEFORE THE SHIFT: The Early Black-and-White Work of Alex Webb, Lynne Cohen, Martin Parr, and Stephen Shore at at the Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago; opening reception with Alex, Friday, Dec. 13, 5:30-8pm:

http://www.stephendaitergallery.com/dynamic/exhibit_display.asp?EventID=2&Exhibit=Currrent&ExhibitID=175

 

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, Junipers, from A Field Guide to Silence

A shelter

or a ship

these junipers?

 

A black bough flies into the night.

Now even the snow

is the shadow of an owl.

—Rebecca Norris Webb, from “A Field Guide to Silence”

RADIUS SCHOLARSHIP: Judges Announced

January 28, 2013
Alex Webb

©Alex Webb, “Havana, 2013″

Judges have just been announced for the RADIUS BOOK SCHOLARSHIPS : James Estrin from the The New York Times Lens Blog,  Stacey D. Clarkson from Harper’s Magazine, photographer David Taylor, University of Arizona faculty and 2008 Guggenheim Fellow, and the Editors of Radius Books.  These tuition-free scholarships will be awarded to photographers who are 27 years old or younger to attend the BOOK WEEKEND @ RADIUS WORKSHOP in Santa Fe in March.  

DEADLINE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22.  For more information about the scholarship and the upcoming workshop (only a few space left), please read about the workshop and scholarship below.—Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

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

ALEX FEATURED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES LENS BLOG

FLAK Q&A ON THE MAKING OF “MY DAKOTA” WITH RADIUS BOOKS EDITORS 

Rebecca

©Rebecca Norris Webb, from “Violet Isle” (with Alex Webb)

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

——28 JANUARY UPDATE: ONLY A FEW PLACES LEFT IN THE WORKSHOP: PLEASE CONTACT THE WEBBS TO RESERVE A SPACE. SEE DETAILS BELOW.

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. IF YOU ARE 27 OR YOUNGER AND WISH TO APPLY FOR A TUITION-FREE RADIUS BOOKS SCHOLARSHIP, PLEASE NOTE THIS IN YOUR APPLICATION, AND INCLUDE A SHORT BIO AND TWO NAMES AND EMAILS OF PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH YOUR WORK (SUCH AS PROFESSORS OR EDITORS) THAT THE JUDGES MAY WANT TO CONTACT.

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

OTHER UPCOMING 2013 WORKSHOPS WITH ALEX AND REBECCA

——MAY 4-10, 2013: FINDING YOUR VISON @ CAPTION GALLERY, NY.  APPLICATIONS FOR THIS WORKSHOP OPEN ON JANUARY 22, 2013.  For more information about this workshop, visit Alex and Rebecca’s workshop page on their website:  http://www.webbnorriswebb.co/

 

 EXHIBITIONS
——FEB. 2.,  7-10PM, ATLANTA, 112 KROG ST. NE at Atlanta’s Stoveworks Complex, “SOAR,” a group show featuring the work of Rebecca Norris Webb, Jason Houston, and others.  After Feb. 2, the show will hang in the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery space until the end of February.  More information here.

——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.

LINKS FOR ALEX AND REBECCA:
“MY DAKOTA” ONE OF TIME’S BEST PHOTO BOOKS OF 2012.
 
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.

RADIUS BOOKS SCHOLARSHIPS

January 7, 2013
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©Alex Webb, Barrio Chino, Cuba, from “Violet Isle” (with Rebecca Norris Webb), a Radius Book designed by David Chickey

RADIUS BOOKS SCHOLARSHIPS are now available for photographers 27 years old and under for the BOOK WEEKEND @ RADIUS WORKSHOP, March 22-24, 2013,  at the Radius offices in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  

Workshop description and application details below.  Scholarship judges will be announced soon. Deadline: FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2013.–Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

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

ALEX FEATURED ON THE NEW YORK TIMES LENS BLOG

Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, 2008, from "Violet Isle" (with Alex Webb) at the MFA, Boston, and "Winged Desire," at  NDMOA, Grand Forks, N.D.

©Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, 2008, from “Violet Isle” (with Alex Webb), a Radius Book designed by David Chickey

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

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. IF YOU ARE 27 OR YOUNGER AND WISH TO APPLY FOR A TUITION-FREE RADIUS BOOKS SCHOLARSHIP, PLEASE NOTE THIS IN 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.”

 

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.

UPCOMING 2012/13 WORKSHOPS WITH ALEX AND REBECCA

——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: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

——MAY 4-10, 2013: FINDING YOUR VISON @ CAPTION GALLERY, NY.  APPLICATIONS FOR THIS WORKSHOP OPEN ON JANUARY 22, 2013.  For more information about this workshop, visit Alex and Rebecca’s workshop page on their website:  http://www.webbnorriswebb.co/

 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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