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MY DAKOTA @ ND Museum of Art

June 3, 2013
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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Badlands” from “My Dakota” at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, June 5-Aug. 6 and Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC, June 20-Aug. 17

North Dakota Museum of Art Curator Laurel Reuter: My Dakota is as much an elegy to a time and place as it is a memorial to your brother. It is unlike any other photo book I have seen about the Dakotas.   

While objects in the forefront seem to ground each photograph, the overall composition often suggests movement stretching far into time and space. The visual parallels the passage of your brother into the beyond just as the prairie itself stretches endlessly toward the far horizon. Is this a conscious theme or am I imagining?

Rebecca Norris Webb:  I think you’ve beautifully captured the sense of tension in the frame, between the near and the far, the tangible and the ethereal, the ground one stands on and the distant horizon, all of which may also suggest the living and the dead.  In the darkest time of grief, one feels suspended between two worlds, sometimes floating, sometimes feeling tugged in two directions at once.

For months after my brother died, it felt as if his loss was carving its own territory, a kind of borderland between memory and the badlands and prairie.

LR: Your photographs layer and dissolve. They soften, bleed, and liquefy. Could this be a conscious or unconscious metaphor for grief itself?

RNW:  An intriguing observation, and one I hadn’t thought about before.   What you’re describing suggests the transformative quality of grief.  This notion is also echoed in some of the text pieces in the book, such as —  “Does the prairie long to be an inland sea again?”

Thinking about grief and transformation also reminds me of a conversation poet Marie Howe had with another poet, Stanley Kunitz, in the months following her younger brother’s death. “I feel something has me in its mouth and is chewing me,” said Howe. “Yes, and you must wait and see who you’ll be when it’s done with you,” replied Kunitz.

To read the rest of “The Geography of Loss” conversation with NDMOA curator Laurel Reuter and Rebecca: http://www.riccomaresca.com/the-geography-of-loss/

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©Alex Webb, “Rebecca installing her handwritten text pieces on the walls of her ‘My Dakota” exhibition at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

REPORTAGE FESTIVAL SCHOLARSHIP

April 8, 2013
@Alex Webb,, from "Violet Isle" (with Rebecca Norris Webb); upcoming Streets of Havana Workshop in January 2012 with Nordic Light

@Alex Webb,, from “Violet Isle: Two Visions of Cuba” (with Rebecca Norris Webb), an exhibition at the 10×8 Gallery in Sydney, May 15-June 1, 2013

A Scholarship is now available for the FIND YOUR VISION workshop in Sydney during the Reportage Festival midMay, thanks to the generous support of the Sydney Morning Herald.  DEADLINE: APRIL 21, 2013——Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

http://reportage.com.au/2013/04/reportage-sydney-morning-herald-scholarship-for-the-alex-webb-and-rebecca-norris-webb-workshop-now-open-for-submission/

LINK TO REBECCA’S PHOTO IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, APRIL 2013:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/visions-of-earth/visions-earth-2013

LINK TO ALEX’S PHOTO ESSAY IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, APRIL 2013:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/mahogany/webb-photography

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Violet Isle” (with Alex Webb), exhibition at the Nordic Light Festival, Kristiansund, Norway, April 23-7

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS:

——”VIOLET ISLE: TWO VISIONS OF CUBA,” Nordic Light Festival, Kristiansund, Norway, April 23-27, 2013.

http://nle.no/

——”VIOLET ISLE: TWO VISIONS OF CUBA,” Reportage Festival, Sydney, Australia, 10×8 Gallery, May 15-June 1, 2013.

http://reportage.com.au/2013/04/alex-webb-and-rebecca-norris-webb-violet-isle-two-visions-of-cuba/

——”MY DAKOTA” & “VIOLET ISLE” at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND, June 4-Aug. 2, 2013:

http://www.ndmoa.org/exhibitions-upcoming

——”MY DAKOTA”, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC, June 20th-Aug. 17, 2013; Exhibition Opening and Gallery Talk on Thursday, June 20th, Aperture lecture (with Alex Webb) on Friday, June 21, 7-8:30pm:

http://www.riccomaresca.com/

WORKSHOP NEWS:

——WEEKEND WORKSHOP @ APERTURE, NYC, Friday evening, June 21, 2013, thru Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2013, Aperture, 547 W. 27th St., 4th floor, NYC, DISCOUNTS FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS & APERTURE PATRONS

Do you know where you’re going next with your photography –– or where it’s taking you?  This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world.  It will also help photographers figure out their next step photographically  –– from deepening their own unique vision to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about, as well as the process of how long-term projects evolve into books and exhibitions. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, it will taught by Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects and books together –– including their joint book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, Alex’s recent Aperture book, The Suffering of Light, and Rebecca’s new third book, My Dakota, which will be exhibited this summer at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, in New York City (June 20-Aug. 17), and the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND (June 5-Aug. 6).

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZONTRD3Y5&IID=2K1HRG77UIXR&PN=4

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: “Finding Your Vision @ NDMOA: Weekend Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, from June 7-9pm, in Grand Forks, ND.  Tuition-free DAVID HAL NORRIS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for the NDMOA Weekend Workshop for currently enrolled North Dakota high school, university, and reservation students. (Includes Moorhead students and other regional schools with reciprocity with ND).  For more information:

http://www.ndmoa.com/Programs/Workshop/Photography.html

——Tuition-free workshop scholarship available for Alex and Rebecca’s week-long FIND YOUR VISION May workshop @ the Reportage Photography Festival in Sydney.  Application details above.

——The May “Finding Your Vision” Workshop @ Caption Gallery is now full.  To be placed on the wait list, please email Alex and Rebecca at the following email:  webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

RECENT LINKS FOR ALEX AND REBECCA:

——”Badlands” from “My Dakota” featured in the March 3 Sunday LA Times “Arts and Books” section with a Q&A with Barbara Davidson and Andy Adams about “Looking at the Land.”  Link here:

http://www.riccomaresca.com/portfolio/rebecca-norris-webb-los-angeles-times/

——”My Dakota” mentioned in recent interview with Radius’ David Chickey with Miss Rosen on Le Journal de la Photographie:

http://lejournaldelaphotographie.com/archives/by_date/2013-02-28/10443/david-chickey-at-radius-books

TWO LOOKS: National Geographic

March 15, 2013
©Rebecca Norris Webb, "Ghost Mountain," from "My Dakota" in "Visions of Earth" column, National Geographic Magazine, April 2013

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Ghost Mountain,” from My Dakota, in the “Visions of Earth” column in the April 2013 issue of National Geographic Magazine.

Please join me in congratulating Rebecca on her first photograph in the April issue of National Geographic.  Appropriately it’s from her book “My Dakota,” and, coincidentally, it just happens to be my favorite photograph in the book.  And how nice our work happens to be in the same issue. —Alex Webb

LINK TO REBECCA’S PHOTO IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, APRIL 2013:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/visions-of-earth/visions-earth-2013

LINK TO ALEX’S PHOTO ESSAY IN NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, APRIL 2013:

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/04/mahogany/webb-photography

UPCOMING FREE PUBLIC EVENT

——Friday, March 22, 2013, 6-7:30pm, Tipton Hall, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Campus of the Santa Fe University for Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM: “Together & Apart: The Photographs of Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb,” followed by a Q&A led by Radius Books creative director David Chickey, who has designed the last four books of Alex and Rebecca.  For more information:

http://radiusbooks.org/6647/together-and-apart-the-photographs-of-alex-webb-and-rebecca-norris-webb/

WORKSHOP NEWS:

——WEEKEND WORKSHOP @ APERTURE, NYC, Friday evening, June 21, 2013, thru Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2013, Aperture, 547 W. 27th St., 4th floor, NYC, DISCOUNTS FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS & APERTURE PATRONS

Do you know where you’re going next with your photography –– or where it’s taking you?  This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world.  It will also help photographers figure out their next step photographically  –– from deepening their own unique vision to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about, as well as the process of how long-term projects evolve into books and exhibitions. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, it will taught by Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects and books together –– including their joint book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, Alex’s recent Aperture book, The Suffering of Light, and Rebecca’s new third book, My Dakota, which will be exhibited this summer at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, in New York City (June 20-Aug. 17), and the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND (June 5-Aug. 6).

For more information: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZONTRD3Y5&IID=2K1HRG77UIXR&PN=4

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: “Finding Your Vision @ NDMOA: Weekend Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, from June 7-9pm, in Grand Forks, ND.  Tuition-free DAVID HAL NORRIS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for the NDMOA Weekend Workshop for currently enrolled North Dakota high school, university, and reservation students. (Includes Moorhead students and other regional schools with reciprocity with ND).  For more information:

http://www.ndmoa.com/Programs/Workshop/Photography.html

——Tuition-free workshop scholarship available for Alex and Rebecca’s week-long May workshop @ the Reportage Photography Festival in Sydney.  Details here: http://smh.fairfaxbenefits.com.au/offers/finding-your-vision-photographic-masterclass

——The May “Finding Your Vision” Workshop @ Caption Gallery is now full.  To be placed on the wait list, please email Alex and Rebecca at the following email:  webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

RECENT LINKS FOR ALEX AND REBECCA:

——”Badlands” from “My Dakota” featured in the March 3 Sunday LA Times “Arts and Books” section with a Q&A with Barbara Davidson and Andy Adams about “Looking at the Land.”  Link here:

http://www.riccomaresca.com/portfolio/rebecca-norris-webb-los-angeles-times/

——”My Dakota” mentioned in recent interview with Radius’ David Chickey with Miss Rosen on Le Journal de la Photographie:

http://lejournaldelaphotographie.com/archives/by_date/2013-02-28/10443/david-chickey-at-radius-books

Weekend Workshop @ Aperture, NYC

March 12, 2013
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©Alex Webb, from “The Suffering of Light” (Aperture, second edition, spring 2013)

WEEKEND WORKSHOP @ APERTURE

With Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

Friday evening, June 21, 2013, thru Sunday afternoon, June 23, 2013

Aperture, 547 W. 27th St., 4th floor, NYC

DISCOUNTS FOR CURRENTLY ENROLLED PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS & APERTURE PATRONS

Do you know where you’re going next with your photography –– or where it’s taking you?  This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world.  It will also help photographers figure out their next step photographically  –– from deepening their own unique vision to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about, as well as the process of how long-term projects evolve into books and exhibitions. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, it will taught by Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects and books together –– including their joint book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, Alex’s recent Aperture book, The Suffering of Light, and Rebecca’s new third book, My Dakota, which will be exhibited this summer at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, in New York City (June 20-Aug. 17), and the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND (June 5-Aug. 6).

For more information: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZONTRD3Y5&IID=2K1HRG77UIXR&PN=4

UPCOMING FREE PUBLIC EVENT

——Friday, March 22, 2013, 6-7:30pm, Tipton Hall, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Campus of the Santa Fe University for Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM: “Together & Apart: The Photographs of Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb,” followed by a Q&A led by Radius Books creative director David Chickey, who has designed the last four books of Alex and Rebecca.  For more information

OTHER UPCOMING WORKSHOP NEWS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: “Finding Your Vision @ NDMOA: Weekend Workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, from June 7-9pm, in Grand Forks, ND.  Tuition-free DAVID HAL NORRIS SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE for the NDMOA Weekend Workshop for currently enrolled North Dakota high school, university, and reservation students. (Includes Moorhead students and other regional schools with reciprocity with ND).  For more information:

http://www.ndmoa.com/Programs/Workshop/Photography.html

——Tuition-free workshop scholarship available for Alex and Rebecca’s week-long May workshop @ the Reportage Photography Festival in Sydney.  Details here: http://smh.fairfaxbenefits.com.au/offers/finding-your-vision-photographic-masterclass

——The May “Finding Your Vision” Workshop @ Caption Gallery is now full.  To be placed on the wait list, please email Alex and Rebecca at the following email:  webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

RECENT LINKS FOR ALEX AND REBECCA:

——”Badlands” from “My Dakota” featured in the March 3 Sunday LA Times “Arts and Books” section.  Link here:

http://www.riccomaresca.com/portfolio/rebecca-norris-webb-los-angeles-times/

——”My Dakota” mentioned in recent interview with Radius’ David Chickey with Miss Rosen on Le Journal de la Photographie:

http://lejournaldelaphotographie.com/archives/by_date/2013-02-28/10443/david-chickey-at-radius-books

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Badlands” from “My Dakota” featured in the Sunday LA Times, March 3, “Arts & Books” section.

LAST CHANCE: Four Exhibitions

January 13, 2012

Alex Webb, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, 1993, from MFA, Boston, exhibition, "Violet Isle" (with Rebecca Norris Webb) and Aperture's "The Suffering of Light" exhibition

––Alex Webb, “The Suffering of Light,”Aperture, New York, through January 19, 2012

––Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, “Violet Isle: A Photographic Portrait of Cuba,”MFA, Boston, through Jan. 16, 2012

––Alex Webb, “The Suffering of Light,” @  Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, through Jan. 14, 2012

––Rebecca Norris Webb and other artists, “Winged Shadows: Life Among Birds,” NDMOA, Grand Forks, ND, through Jan. 15, 2012

NEW REVIEWS/ARTICLES

“On Marrying a Photographer,” on Alec Soth’s blog, Little Brown Mushroom, with comments by several photographers and others, including Martin Parr, Alec Soth, Rachel Cartee Soth, Greta Pratt, Zoe Strauss, Alex Webb, and Rebecca Norris Webb.

–“The Suffering of Light” exhibition @ Aperture reviewed in the Village Voice.

–“The Suffering of Light” exhibition reviewed on DLK blog.

––”As Far As an Outsider Can Go,” in the New York Photo Review.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS WITH ALEX AND REBECCA

“Teaching taught me how little I knew and it forced me to think.  I had to teach to get an education.” –––Harry Callahan, from “Harry Callahan @ 100″ at the National Gallery of Art

– PHOTOGRAPHY MASTERCLASS @ THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE, Friday evening, March 9, 2012, thru Saturday, March 11, 2012.  An intensive weekend workshop with the Webbs and Radius Books creative director and noted book designer, David Chickey, with an emphasis on the process of intuitive editing and bookmaking, following the process of how long-term projects can develop into books and exhibitions . APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP, VISIT THE MAGNUM WEBSITE.  Or, for those on Facebook, please visit the PHOTOGRAPHIC MASTERCLASS AT THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAGPORE page. The National Museum of Singapore is a venue partner of the Photography Masterclass.

–WEEKEND WORKSHOP @ APERTURE, NY, Friday evening, March 23, thru Sat., March 25, 2012. Do you know where you’re going next with your photography –– or where it’s taking you?   An intensive weekend workshop with Alex and Rebecca. Check the Aperture  blog for workshop details, such as fee, how to make payment, etc.  Before the Aperture site is live to take workshop applications and  fees online — WHICH WILL HAPPEN EARLY FEBRUARY — you can reserve a space by emailing Anne Lewis of Aperture –– alewis@aperture.org   There is a discount for students and Aperture patrons.

––WEEKEND WORKSHOP IN MILANO @ FORMA; Friday evening, May 4, thru Sunday, May 6th, 2012.  An intensive weekend workshop @ Forma with the Webbs during Alex’s upcoming spring exhibition there, “The Suffering of Light.” Included in the workshop will be a gallery talk by Alex as well as a copy of Alex’s recent survey book of 30 years of his color photographs, “La Sofferenza della Luce,” (Contrasto).  The workshop will be taught in English with Italian translation.  For more information here’s the link.

–FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP @ CAPTION GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NY.  Sunday May 20 thru Friday May 25, 2012.* A week-long photographing and editing workshop where each photographers begins to explore his or her own way of photographing and how to edit intuitively.  Will include exercises, light room tutorials, and a presentation by a noted book editor. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.  Early acceptance notification will start on February 29, 2012.  Check the workshop page of the webbnorriswebb website for fees, application process and further details.

*If there is enough interest, we will explore offering a second session of the Finding Your Vision Workshop @ Caption Gallery the week before —  Sunday May 13 thru Friday May 18, 2012.

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

THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT: New Yorker, NYT Lens Blog

December 12, 2011

Alex Webb, "Thessaloniki, Greece, 2003," from "The Suffering of Light" in the "New Yorker," December 19, 2011

Congratulations to Alex and Aperture for the coverage of the current THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT exhibition in this week’s NEW YORKER, WALL STREET JOURNAL, as well as on THE NEW YORK TIMES LENS BLOG, SLATE, the NO RING CIRCUS blog, and an interview with NATALIA JIMENEZ on the MSNBC BLOG.  In addition, THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT  is also included as one of PDN NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2011, one of AMERICAN PHOTO’s BEST PHOTO BOOKS OF 2011, one of the GUARDIAN’S BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS OF THE YEAR, 2011, one of PHOTO EYE’s Best Photography Books of 2011, and one of ELISABETH BIONDI’S choices for 2011 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS on ELIZABETH AVEDON’S blog.

For those who didn’t get a chance to see the exhibition yet, consider attending Alex’s gallery talk at APERTURE on Saturday, December 17th, from 4-5 pm.–Rebecca Norris Webb

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS:

Alex Webb, “The Suffering of Light,” @ Aperture, New York, through January 19, 2012

Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, “Violet Isle: A Photographic Portrait of Cuba,” @ MFA, Boston, through Jan. 16, 2012

Alex Webb, “The Suffering of Light,” at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, through Jan. 14, 2012

Rebecca Norris Webb and other artists, “Winged Shadows: Life Among Birds,” NDMOA, Grand Forks, ND, through Jan. 15, 2012

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

January 22-29, 2012: “The Streets of Havana,” a Nordic Light Workshop, is almost full.

Additional Webb Workshops 2012 include:

Sunday May 20 to Friday May 25, 2012,  Brooklyn, New York, “Finding Your Vision Workshop”

Friday, March 9 thru Sunday, March 11, 2012, Singapore, “Finding Your Vision” weekend workshop

Friday March 23 to Sunday March 25, 2012, possible weekend workshop @ Aperture, NY

For more information, please contact Rebecca:  rebeccanorriswebb@yahoo.com.   Ask to placed on the email blog/workshop update list for the latest workshop information.

Rebecca Norris Webb, "Havana, 2007" at MFA, Boston & NDMOA


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