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TWO WORDS: Congratulations! Felicidades!

November 19, 2009

ALEX WINS “PREMIO INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFIA ALCOBENDAS”

Alex Webb, Tehuantepec, Mexico, 1985.

Please join me in congratulating Alex for winning the first photography prize from a new museum in Alcobendas, Spain, just outside of Madrid. According to the Council of Alcobendas, his photographs show a “lyric and realistic sense of childhood and an overall sense of being human.”  The winning photograph (above) is “Tehuantepec, Mexico, 1985.”  The prize will include an exhibition of Alex’s work that will run from February to May 2011.

Alex is currently in Spain where he’s receiving the prize this week.  Below are two links that include more information about Alex and the prize. The first link is to an announcement about the prize in Spanish, and the second is to an English translation on the Magnum site. –– Rebecca Norris Webb

TWO LINKS:

Link in Spanish:

http://comunicacion.alcobendas.org/notas-prensa-detalle.php?id=328#

Link in English:

http://agency.magnumphotos.com/about/news#WEA

Alex Webb, Havana, 2001

And, for those of you who missed it on the RESOLVE blog this week, here’s a link to the Q&A with Miki Johnson about Violet Isle:

http://blog.livebooks.com/2009/11/two-views-of-the-violet-isle-alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-on-their-new-photography-book-duet/

Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, 2007


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