Finding Your Vision: Oaxaca Workshop 2019

July 2, 2018
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©Alex Webb, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1990, from the book, La Calle

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: FINDING YOUR VISION: OAXACA WORKSHOP 2019, SAT. MARCH 2-SAT. MARCH 9, 2019

This workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of the airy southern Mexican city of Oaxaca by using the camera to explore the region in a direct, spontaneous way.  Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, from fine art photographers to documentary photographers, from college students to seasoned photographers, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically.  This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and will include discussions about how to take your photography to the next level.

For more information about this week-long workshop, Sat. March 2-Sat. March 9, 2019, produced by La Luz Workshops, please follow this link.

OUR CUBA BOOK: BACK IN PRINT!

February 27, 2018

WORKSHOP NEWS

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT: FINDING YOUR VISION: BOWEN ISLAND, CANADA: MAY 19-20, 2018. Find out more about the Fotofilmic weekend workshop here, including how to enroll online.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2018.

DUE TO A LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION, there’s now a space left in the five-day FINDING YOUR VISION: OSLO WORKSHOP.  Please get your applications in soonest. For emerging photographers under 40 in Norway, there is also a tuition-free scholarship available.  See below for details. Deadline: Monday, March 12.

TWO SPOTS LEFT: ART OF EDITING: STOCKHOLM at Fotografiska, Friday June 8-Sunday June 10, 2018.  Limited to only 14 photographers. Find out more about the workshop here, including how to enroll online.

LAST 2018 WORKSHOP NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: NYC IN OCTOBER

ART OF EDITING: NYC 2018: Thursday October 18-Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Limited to only 12 photographers.

Do you know how to listen to your photographs—including how they talk to one another—in order to select and sequence your work? Learn the challenging art of selecting and sequencing your photographs in this five-day intensive workshop in New York City. This workshop is open to both serious amateurs as well as seasoned photographers who may be working on a long-term project or book. This intimate workshop is limited to 12 photographers.

HOW TO APPLY: Any former Webb Workshop student doesn’t need to formally apply by sending jpgs. Everyone else needs to email 10 small jpgs (1080 pixels on longest side, 72 dpi) from a project, an event, or recent trip to Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com. Additionally we need a short bio (100-word limit), and short note about why you’d like to take this workshop (100-word limit).  Email Mark Davis at Webb Workshops if  you have any questions: webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

EARLY ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION (for former Webb Workshop students and international students): Monday, March 26, 2018

ENROLLMENT CLOSES: MONDAY, MAY 12, 2018, or whenever workshop fills.

TUITION: $1700

NEWS: EXHIBITIONS/TALKS/BOOK SIGNINGS

Friday, April 6, 4-5pm, Radius Booth, AIPAD, NYC. The Webbs will be signing copies of Violet Isle.  For those who can’t attend the signing, you can contact Radius Books to reserve your signed copy and pick it up another time during AIPAD. Email: orders@radiusbooks.org

At AIPAD, RADIUS BOOKS will also be offering the last copies of the Violet Isle limited edition, which includes two small prints, one of Alex’s and one of Rebecca’s ($200, ed. of 100). If you wish, you can reserve your limited edition ahead of time, and pick up at AIPAD.  Email: orders@radiusbooks.org

Friday, April 20th, Radius Books offices, Santa Fe, NM, book signing following by Webbs’ joint talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” from 6-8pm

THRU APRIL 15, ETLA, MEXICO: La Calle exhibition at El Centro de las Artes de San Agustin (CASA), Etla, Mexico, curated by the Televisa Foundation.

APRIL 17, DENVER: Anderman Photograph Lecture: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, 7-8:30pm. Link: https://denverartmuseum.org/calendar/anderman-photography-lecture-alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb

APRIL 20, SANTA FE: On Cuba and Collaboration: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, slide talk followed by a book signing at Radius Books, Santa Fe, 6-8pm. This will also be the opening of the Webb’s Violet Isle exhibition at Radius.

APRIL 26, PACHUCA, MEXICO: Lecture by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, FINI Photography Festival, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. La Calle exhibition, curated by the Televisa Foundation, opens on April 27 at the festival.

 

RECENTLY: WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS

February 2, 2018

 

@Alex Webb, Arcahaie, Haiti; Rebecca Norris Webb, Stained Glass, both from Slant Rhymes.

 

APPLICATIONS OPENING THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018: ART OF EDITING: NYC 2018: Thursday October 18-Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

Do you know how to listen to your photographs—including how they talk to one another—in order to select and sequence your work? Learn the challenging ART OF EDITING and sequencing your photographs in this five-day intensive workshop in New York City. This workshop is open to both serious amateurs as well as seasoned photographers who may be working on a long-term project or book. This intimate workshop is limited to 12 photographers.

HOW TO APPLY: Any former Webb Workshop student doesn’t need to formally apply by sending jpgs. Everyone else needs to email 10 small jpgs (1080 pixels on longest side, 72 dpi) from a project, an event, or recent trip to Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com. Additionally we need a short bio (100-word limit), and short note about why you’d like to take this workshop (100-word limit).  Email Mark Davis at Webb Workshops if  you have any questions: webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

EARLY ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION (for former Webb Workshop students and international students): Monday, March 26, 2018

ENROLLMENT CLOSES: MONDAY, MAY 12, 2018, or whenever workshop fills.

TUITION: $1700

CLASS LIMIT: 12 students

OTHER WORKSHOPS: CANADA AND SWEDEN

FINDING YOUR VISION: BOWEN ISLAND, CANADA: MAY 19-20, 2018. Find out more about the Fotofilmic weekend workshop here, including how to enroll online.

ART OF EDITING: STOCKHOLMat Fotografiska, Friday June 8-Sunday June 10, 2018.  We expect this intimate workshop (14 students) to fill up quickly, so we encourage you to enroll online soonest by following this link, where you can also learn more about the workshop.

OSLO SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: FRIDAY MARCH 12, 2018

NEW SCHOLARSHIP: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN for the  Bilder Nordic School of Photography  Scholarship for an emerging photographer to attend Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s Finding Your Vision workshop in Oslo this June. Applicants must be under 30, or a current student of photography, and based in Norway. This scholarship will be juried by David Chickey, publisher and creative director of Radius Books 

Learn more, including how to apply here.  DEADLINE: March 12, 2018

WAIT LIST ONLY

—WAIT LIST ONLY: FINDING YOUR VISION: OSLOJune 15-19, 2018.  Due to a cancellation there’s one spot left for this 5-day photographic workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of Oslo by using the camera to explore the city in a direct, spontaneous way.  Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically.  This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and will include personalized and immersive discussions about how to take your photography to the next level. This workshop also includes a one-on-one private portfolio review session.   LEARN MORE HERE, INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY ONLINE.

 

LA CALLE exhibition at El Centro de las Artes de San Agustin, Etla, Mexico, opens on Sunday, Feb. 18, curated by the Televisa Foundation.  Alex and Rebecca will attend the opening, which begins at 1pm, in the Galeria del Chalet.

RECENTLY: Exhibitions, Workshops

December 18, 2017

REBECCA NORRIS WEBB

ROBERT KOCH GALLERY, San Francisco, Thurs. December 7 -Feb. 10, 2018

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, 2007, from Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, exhibition, BLOOMFIELD/BUSSIERES/WEBB, Nov. 18-February 10, 2018. See link here for details.

—LAST CHANCE: FINDING YOUR VISION: OSLOJune 15-19, 2018.  Due to a cancellation there’s one spot left for this 5-day photographic workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of Oslo by using the camera to explore the city in a direct, spontaneous way.  Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically.  This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and will include personalized and immersive discussions about how to take your photography to the next level. This workshop also includes a one-on-one private portfolio review session.   LEARN MORE HERE, INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY ONLINE.

—NEW WORKSHOP TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5.  

©Sophie Webb, Great Blue Heron, 2018, one of my “flock” of small paintings that I commissioned from Sophie for my writing desk.

This is a small painting my talented sister-in-law Sophie Webb did in memory of my beloved friend, Debra McGehee, a 5×7-inch painting that will sit on my writing desk above Wellfleet Harbor on outer Cape Cod, because Debi, one of my sources of inspiration, is never far from my thoughts. Below is her favorite poem that I often read to her over the phone while she was in hospice.

Sophie Webb is a wildlife artist, ornithological illustrator, and children’s book author (including “My Season with Penguins”). You can see more of her artwork on her website here.

Publishers Weekly review of Sophie’s “My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal” here.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers—

that perches in the soul—

And sings the tune without the words—

And never stops—at all…

—Emily Dickinson.

 

BEST BOOKS/TWO SHOWS: NY, SF

December 5, 2017

PHOTO-EYE BEST BOOKS OF 2017

 So honored to have been invited to be a contributor to Photo-Eye’s Best Books of 2017. Nearly impossible to select only three books this year, I chose those I found myself turning to again and again during such an uncertain time. See this link for complete review.—Rebecca Norris Webb

—“A gust of wind sweeps in from across the lake. The curtain shifts, and suddenly everything can be seen. The scales fall from our eyes. The landscape opens. No longer are we alone: they are with us now, have been all along, all our living and all our dead.”—Teju Cole from “Blind Spot.”

— “We are in important ways the sum of the places we have walked. And because the terrain seems so contradictory — peaceful here and terrifying there — the farther we walk the less we are inclined to claim we know.”—Robert Adams from “Art Can Help.”

 —“The world seems to be divided today between those horrified to see history repeat itself and those who eagerly await its horrors.”—Charles Simic from Debi Cornwall’s “Welcome to Camp America.”

ALEX WEBB

HOWARD GREENBERG GALLERY, NY: Thursday, December 14 -Jan. 27, 2018

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©Alex Webb, San Ysidro, California, 1978, from THE IMMIGRANTS exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery, opening with with work by Robert Frank, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Dorothea Lange, and others. Opening Reception: Dec. 14. See link for details.

LAST CHANCE: TWO WORKSHOPS

—FINDING YOUR VISION: OSLOJune 15-19, 2018.  FILLING UP QUICKLY, This 5-day photographic workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of Oslo by using the camera to explore the city in a direct, spontaneous way.  Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically.  This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and will include personalized and immersive discussions about how to take your photography to the next level. This workshop also includes a one-on-one private portfolio review session.   LEARN MORE HERE, INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY ONLINE.

—A FEW SPOTS LEFT: BOOK WEEKEND @ RADIUS BOOKS, Santa Fe: April 20-22, 2018 with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and David Chickey, Creative director and Publisher, Radius Books. Over the course of two days, this weekend workshop will explore a variety of photobook related topics. This is an exclusive opportunity to develop your photography project with two renowned photographers and a publisher/designer, all award-winning experts in the photobook field. COST $800To apply: Please send link to your project online or 10 small jpgs (72 dpi, 15 inches on longest side) along with a short statement (not more than 250 words) about your project (as a word doc if possible), and a short bio (not more than 150 words) including where you live and your relationship to photography, to Webb Norris Webb Workshops: webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com Please put BOOK WEEKEND @ RADIUS APPLICATION on the subject line of the email. MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP HERE.

SLANT RHYMES: REVIEWS

“Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb are a married couple of photographers (friends since 1988, married since 1999) who have pursued separate careers — six books for her, 16 for him — although, inevitably, they have affected each other’s perspectives. SLANT RHYMES (La Fabrica, $45) is their attempt to chart some of these cross-influences, although, as the titular allusion to Emily Dickinson suggests, in a decidedly nonliteral way. Every spread contrasts a picture apiece by each of them, and the connections between them are mostly delicate and elusive — a hue, a texture, an incidental structural effect, now and then an object. She is more attuned to the natural world, he to the vagaries of human existence; both of them are intoxicated by color and enjoy making layered compositions in which the eye flits from close up to far back. By the end of this modest but exquisite book, even viewers unfamiliar with either of the Webbs will have a pretty good idea of their individual strengths and tendencies as well as of, as it were, their house style.”—Luc Sante, from New York Times Book Review Top Photography Books of the Season, in print December 3, 2017. OTHER SLANT RHYMES NEWS AND REVIEWS SEE PREVIOUS COLUMN.

ORDER SLANT RHYMES ONLINE HERE.

SLANT RHYMES: News and Reviews

October 17, 2017

PDN NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017: “Can we read this conversation the way we might read a collection of letters between two writers or two lovers? [Alex] Webb says they like to think of their slant rhymes as ‘a kind of long, elliptical, unfinished love poem,’ which recalls something that Rebecca Solnit wrote in her book A Field Guide to Getting Lost: ‘A relationship is a story you construct together and take up residence in, a story as sheltering as a house.” Slant Rhymes is such a story, about love between two artists and how their relationship is influenced by their work as photographers.”Conor Risch from PDN Notable Books of 2017.

IN NEW PHOTO BOOKS: A STRONG SENSE OF PLACE: Hyperallergic: “Rebecca told me, ‘Sometimes we work in the same place; other times we’re worlds apart. So we wanted Slant Rhymes to echo this creative rhythm of photographing together and apart, and that’s why you’ll see pairs of our photos from Havana, Istanbul, and Brooklyn, as well as pairs of photos made when we were on opposite sides of the globe, including the winter Alex photographed the Kumbh Mela festival in India, the largest gathering of human beings on the planet, while I photographed in the desolate, snowy South Dakota Badlands, where often I was the only person for miles.'”—Edward M. Gomez, Hyperallergic

POETRY AND THE PHOTO: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s Slant Rhymes: Bomb Magazine As a braided autobiography, Slant Rhymes is at once a well-curated retrospective of two celebrated photographers’ work and a cross-disciplinary meld in the spirit of a notebook or daybook. The resulting combinations of effects escape definitive classification and remain torn off in a realm where poems and photographs live, both married to their beholders and wild beyond any possible grasp.”—Michael Juliani from Bomb Magazine. You can read the rest of the review here.

THE RHYMING PHOTOGRAPHS OF REBECCA NORRIS WEBB AND ALEX WEBB: Paris Review“In Slant Rhymes, published in August, photographers Rebecca Norris Webb and Alex Webb paired eighty images taken over the course of their nearly thirty-year relationship. The photographs appear side by side—one of Alex’s, one of Rebecca’s—to create “a series of visual rhymes that talk to one another—often at a ‘slant’ and in intriguing and revealing ways.” —Paris Review

“Sometimes, the pairs of photographs are only riveted together by similar notes of color, like the red vinyl of a car seat and the red comb and wattles of a chicken. Often, the correspondences reside in geometry: the wings of a bird on a fresco and the splayed hands of a little girl holding on to the cathedral’s grating. Other juxtapositions form nascent montages. Meanings slither off the edges of pictures and braid. Two moments, not connected in time or place, hint at simultaneity. Together, cutting across maps and calendars, they unite into a testimony of journeys, partings and returns. ‘A gift, this distance we’ve traveled so far,’ writes Rebecca in one of her poems. The gift of that distance arrives to us as exhilaration.”— Lev Feigin, from the review of Slant Rhymes on Lensculture. 

In the intimate introduction by Alex and in delicately interspersed poetry and lyrical prose by both, we can sense a true melding of spirits. Their images, too, bend to one another, in what the Webbs offer is ‘a kind of long, elliptical, unfinished love poem.’—Elin Spring and Suzanne Revy, from “In Harmony” book reviews on the blog “What Will You Remember?” featuring the books Slant Rhymes, Blind Spot (Teju Cole),  27 Contexts (Mark Alice Durant), and You an Orchestra, You a Bomb (Cig Harvey). You can read the rest of this quartet of reviews here.

“I particularly appreciate the special poetic sensibility that Rebecca brings to our collaborations, not only with her photography and writing, but also with her bookmaking, in which she often structures books as if they were visual poems.”—Alex Webb, from Magnum Photos interview (link below).

 “Alex brings the sheer virtuosity and soulfulness of his seeing, and, as a collaborator, the questioning nature and generosity of his being.—Rebecca Norris Webb, from Magnum Photos interview.

 

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Spread from “Slant Rhymes” (L: Alex Webb, Arcahaie, Haiti; R: Rebecca Norris Webb, Stained Glass), published by La Fabrica, Madrid

“There’s a slow burn in the book that delights me: amber yellows that, on a first look, hint at trees trapped inside, then a cloud, then a hemisphere; or greens so soft you don’t recognize, at first, how much catastrophe they actually bear. ‘Truth must dazzle gradually,’ says Dickinson’s poem. This book has exactly that feel.”—Collier Brown, from his book review of Slant Rhymes on Photo-Eye. 

“The nature of collaboration is a delicate act. Two bodies must learn to gently orbit one another. Too close and the crash is catastrophic. Too far and the tether between them separates and the two drift off into the void. Perhaps one of the most successful photographic collaborations of recent years also happens to be one that acts as a celebration of loving union.”—Oliver Atwell, from “Creative Collaboration: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb” on the UK’s Amateur Photographer.

“We both embrace a kind of surrealism, although seemingly in two different keys: Rebecca’s more in the spirit of Bach’s D Minor Partita that she so loves, mine more in the spirit of the blues, as in Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”—Alex Webb, from “A Marriage of Lives of Photographs,” a Q&A with Jim Estrin on the New York Times Lens Blog with Rebecca the new joint book, Slant Rhymes, released this week in the US and Canada from La Fabrica.

ORDER SLANT RHYMES ONLINE HERE.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

—September 8, 2017-March 4, 2018, Los Angeles: CUBA IS: joint Cuba show at the Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, along with work by Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Elliott Erwitt, Leysis Quesada, Raúl Cañibano, Michael Christopher Brown, and others.  The Webbs will give a free joint slide talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:30-8pm.

 

 

 

VIOLET ISLE: Limited Edition

September 22, 2017

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PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING Violet Isle, 2nd edition: Here are two ways you can help support the printing of the long out-of-print Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba:

  1. Buy a limited edition of the book (ed. of 100; $200), that comes with two small signed prints (one of Rebecca’s and one of Alex’s) and a signed copy of the book.
  2. Pre-buy a copy of Violet Isle (signed $65; unsigned $60).

SLANT RHYMES NEWS AND REVIEWS

—SLANT RHYMES is a finalist for the first LUCIE PHOTO BOOK PRIZE.  You can find an updated list of Slant Rhymes book reviews and interviews below.

—SLANT RHYMES: RECENT REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS:

“Sometimes, the pairs of photographs are only riveted together by similar notes of color, like the red vinyl of a car seat and the red comb and wattles of a chicken. Often, the correspondences reside in geometry: the wings of a bird on a fresco and the splayed hands of a little girl holding on to the cathedral’s grating. Other juxtapositions form nascent montages. Meanings slither off the edges of pictures and braid. Two moments, not connected in time or place, hint at simultaneity. Together, cutting across maps and calendars, they unite into a testimony of journeys, partings and returns. ‘A gift, this distance we’ve traveled so far,’ writes Rebecca in one of her poems. The gift of that distance arrives to us as exhilaration.”— Lev Feigin, from the review of Slant Rhymes on Lensculture. 

“I particularly appreciate the special poetic sensibility that Rebecca brings to our collaborations, not only with her photography and writing, but also with her bookmaking, in which she often structures books as if they were visual poems.”—Alex Webb, from Magnum Photos interview (link below).

 “Alex brings the sheer virtuosity and soulfulness of his seeing, and, as a collaborator, the questioning nature and generosity of his being.—Rebecca Norris Webb, from Magnum Photos interview.

—See below for more Slant Rhymes reviews and interviews.

 

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Spread from “Slant Rhymes” (L: Alex Webb, Arcahaie, Haiti; R: Rebecca Norris Webb, Stained Glass), published by La Fabrica, Madrid

“There’s a slow burn in the book that delights me: amber yellows that, on a first look, hint at trees trapped inside, then a cloud, then a hemisphere; or greens so soft you don’t recognize, at first, how much catastrophe they actually bear. ‘Truth must dazzle gradually,’ says Dickinson’s poem. This book has exactly that feel.”—Collier Brown, from his book review of Slant Rhymes on Photo-Eye. 

“The nature of collaboration is a delicate act. Two bodies must learn to gently orbit one another. Too close and the crash is catastrophic. Too far and the tether between them separates and the two drift off into the void. Perhaps one of the most successful photographic collaborations of recent years also happens to be one that acts as a celebration of loving union.”—Oliver Atwell, from “Creative Collaboration: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb” on the UK’s Amateur Photographer.

“We both embrace a kind of surrealism, although seemingly in two different keys: Rebecca’s more in the spirit of Bach’s D Minor Partita that she so loves, mine more in the spirit of the blues, as in Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”—Alex Webb, from “A Marriage of Lives of Photographs,” a Q&A with Jim Estrin on the New York Times Lens Blog with Rebecca the new joint book, Slant Rhymes, released this week in the US and Canada from La Fabrica.

—Order SLANT RHYMES online here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—September 8, 2017-March 4, 2018, Los Angeles: CUBA IS: joint Cuba show at the Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, along with work by Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Elliott Erwitt, Leysis Quesada, Raúl Cañibano, Michael Christopher Brown, and others.  The Webbs will give a free joint slide talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:30-8pm.

 

Brooklyn. Slant Rhymes covers

 

 

VIOLET ISLE: Limited Ed. Now Available!

September 20, 2017

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NOW AVAILABLE: Limited Ed. of Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba.  Please help support the printing of the second edition of Violet Isle by buying one of the 100 limited edition of the book, that come with a signed and numbered copy of the book, as well as two small signed prints, one of Rebecca’s and one of Alex’s (see below), printed are archival paper.  You can also support the book by pre-ordering a copy of the trade edition of the  book, including one that’s signed by Alex and Rebecca.  Order here.

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, 2008, one of two 5×7-inch signed archival prints that are part of Violet Isle limited ed. by Radius

 

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©Alex Webb, Havana, 2000, second of two limited ed. prints that are part of the limited edition of Violet Isle by Radius.

FINDING YOUR VISION: NYC 2018 

Friday, May 4, 2018-Wednesday May 9, 2018

This workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of New York City by using the camera to explore the city in a direct, spontaneous way.  Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically.  This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and also include discussions about how to take your photography to the next level.  The workshop will be taught by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, who between the two of them, have published 18 books.

Applications open: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 (if you’re interested, please apply soonest, because our workshops tend to fill in a week or two.)

Applications close: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Notification of acceptance: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (International applicants can request early acceptance).

Workshop fee: US $1800. Upon workshop acceptance, a payment of $900; payment in full by Monday, March 5, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:

All former workshop participants of Alex and Rebecca’s are invited to apply (without emailing us images, since we already know your work), but other photographers will also be considered.

If you’ve never taken a workshop from Alex and Rebecca, please email 10 small jpegs (72dpi; 1080 pixels on the longest side) that represent who you are as a photographer, or direct us to a series or two on your website or other online link.  If you work in a series, please include a selection from one or two personal projects –– the work that represents your passions, your obsessions. (We aren’t interested in photographs done simply to satisfy an editor or art director or client.)  Also include a short description of why you’d like to take this workshop and what or where you’d like to photograph for the week (no more than 150 words in a word doc). Also include a short bio (not more than 100 words) that includes where you live and something about your relationship to photography.

TO APPLY (OR FOR MORE INFORMATION), PLEASE WRITE “FYV: NYC 2018” ON YOUR EMAIL’S SUBJECT LINE, AND SEND TO:

webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

 

NEW BOOK

“We both embrace a kind of surrealism, although seemingly in two different keys: Rebecca’s more in the spirit of Bach’s D Minor Partita that she so loves, mine more in the spirit of the blues, as in Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”—Alex Webb, from “A Marriage of Lives of Photographs,” a Q&A with Jim Estrin on the New York Times Lens Blog with Rebecca the new joint book, Slant Rhymes, released this week in the US and Canada from La Fabrica.

—Order SLANT RHYMES online here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—September 8, 2017-March 4, 2018, Los Angeles: CUBA IS: joint Cuba show at the Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, along with work by Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Elliott Erwitt, Leysis Quesada, Raúl Cañibano, Michael Christopher Brown, and others.  The Webbs will give a free joint slide talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:30-8pm.

—Tuesday, Sept. 26, in San Francisco: SLANT RHYMES: joint slide talk and book signing with the Webbs at SF Camerawork.

NEW WORKSHOP: FYV: NYC 2018

September 11, 2017
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©Rebecca Norris Webb (L) & Alex Webb (R) both from Slant Rhymes (Rimas de Reojo, Spanish ed.) by La Fabrica and DAP

 

FINDING YOUR VISION: NYC 2018 

Friday, May 4, 2018-Wednesday May 9, 2018

This workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of New York City by using the camera to explore the city in a direct, spontaneous way.  Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically.  This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and also include discussions about how to take your photography to the next level.  The workshop will be taught by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, who between the two of them, have published 18 books.

Applications open: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 (if you’re interested, please apply soonest, because our workshops tend to fill in a week or two.)

Applications close: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Notification of acceptance: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (International applicants can request early acceptance).

Workshop fee: US $1800. Upon workshop acceptance, a payment of $900; payment in full by Monday, March 5, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:

All former workshop participants of Alex and Rebecca’s are invited to apply (without emailing us images, since we already know your work), but other photographers will also be considered.

If you’ve never taken a workshop from Alex and Rebecca, please email 10 small jpegs (72dpi; 1080 pixels on the longest side) that represent who you are as a photographer, or direct us to a series or two on your website or other online link.  If you work in a series, please include a selection from one or two personal projects –– the work that represents your passions, your obsessions. (We aren’t interested in photographs done simply to satisfy an editor or art director or client.)  Also include a short description of why you’d like to take this workshop and what or where you’d like to photograph for the week (no more than 150 words in a word doc). Also include a short bio (not more than 100 words) that includes where you live and something about your relationship to photography.

TO APPLY (OR FOR MORE INFORMATION), PLEASE WRITE “FYV: NYC 2018” ON YOUR EMAIL’S SUBJECT LINE, AND SEND TO:

webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

 

NEW BOOK

“We both embrace a kind of surrealism, although seemingly in two different keys: Rebecca’s more in the spirit of Bach’s D Minor Partita that she so loves, mine more in the spirit of the blues, as in Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”—Alex Webb, from “A Marriage of Lives of Photographs,” a Q&A with Jim Estrin on the New York Times Lens Blog with Rebecca the new joint book, Slant Rhymes, released this week in the US and Canada from La Fabrica.

—Order SLANT RHYMES online here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—September 8, 2017-March 4, 2018, Los Angeles: CUBA IS: joint Cuba show at the Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, along with work by Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Elliott Erwitt, Leysis Quesada, Raúl Cañibano, Michael Christopher Brown, and others.  The Webbs will give a free joint slide talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:30-8pm.

—Tuesday, Sept. 26, in San Francisco: SLANT RHYMES: joint slide talk and book signing with the Webbs at SF Camerawork.

Slant Rhymes on NYT Lens Blog

August 29, 2017

Alex Webb (Havana, 2001) and Rebecca Norris Webb (Havana, 2007) from the new joint book, Slant Rhymes, just released from La Fabrica.

 

 

“We both embrace a kind of surrealism, although seemingly in two different keys: Rebecca’s more in the spirit of Bach’s D Minor Partita that she so loves, mine more in the spirit of the blues, as in Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”—Alex Webb, from “A Marriage of Lives of Photographs,” a Q&A with Jim Estrin on the New York Times Lens Blog with Rebecca the new joint book, Slant Rhymes, released this week in the US and Canada from La Fabrica.

—Order SLANT RHYMES online here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—September 8, 2017-March 4, 2018, Los Angeles: CUBA IS: joint Cuba show at the Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, along with work by Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Elliott Erwitt, Leysis Quesada, Raúl Cañibano, Michael Christopher Brown, and others.  The Webbs will give a free joint slide talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:30-8pm.

—Tuesday, Sept. 26, in San Francisco: SLANT RHYMES: joint slide talk and book signing with the Webbs at SF Camerawork.

TWO NEW WORKSHOPS/APPLICATIONS OPENING SOON

—FINDING YOUR VISION: NYC 2018: Friday May 4, 2018-Wednesday May 9, 2018.

APPLICATIONS OPEN: TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 (Any former Webb Workshop students can pre-register one week before, starting Tuesday Sept. 5, 2017.)

—BOOK WEEKEND @ RADIUS BOOKS, Friday evening April 20 thru Sunday afternoon April 22.  

APPLICATIONS OPEN: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11, 2017.

For those interested in either workshop, we’d suggest you apply soonest, since our workshop tend to sale out within a week or two. More information coming soon.)