FALL/WINTER EVENTS

November 5, 2016

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NOVEMBER

—TUCSON, ARIZONA: Saturday, Nov. 19: Slant Rhymes joint lecture at the Center for Creative Photography from at 2-4pm; La Calle artist reception and book signing at Terry Etherton Gallery, 7-10pm.  The exhibition runs from Nov. 15-Jan. 7.

DECEMBER/JANUARY 

—MIAMI: Thursday, Dec. 1: Gallery talk/walk through of the Webb’s joint exhibiton about Cuba, Violet Isle, at MiamiHistory Museum followed by a question and answer session from 5-6pm.  The show runs from Dec. 1 through Feb. 4.

—BOSTON: Thursday, Dec. 15, 7pm: Artist discussion with Alex and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, curator Kristin Gresh at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

—SAN FRANCISCO: Thursday, Jan. 5: La Calle artist reception and book signing at Robert Koch Gallery, 6-8pm.  The exhibition runs from December 1-Feb. 25, 2017

—PALO ALTO, CALIFORNIA: Friday, Jan. 6: “The Poetry of Place: Cuba, Mexico, and Beyond” slide talk followed by a Q&A with writer and publisher/editor of the Three Penny Review Wendy Lesser, at 7:30pm at the Mitchell Park Community Center, Palo Alto, Ca., sponsored by the Palo Alto Photography Forum.

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds” from My Dakota, 2nd ed. (Radius Books) launching in Paris, Thursday, Nov. 10, at Paris Photo, and the book’s Italian ed. (Postcart) launching in Rome, Monday, Nov. 14

LA CALLE REVIEWS

 “In 1978, Webb took a picture of a boy staring warily in a Mexican graveyard, with a horse silhouetted high on a hill in the distance. The image is typical of the Magnum photographer’s three decades of work in Mexico, an engine of both awe and empathy. Webb shot mostly in color, with an eye for hot reds, sky blues, and dusty terra cottas. But in nearly every image such brightness is offset by deep shadow. Some compositions are as stark and strange as anything by de Chirico, but, more typically, the frame is alive with incident: four gesturing figures are anchored by the glass cannisters of a cold-drink stand; three women bend down in grief around a body lying crumpled in the gutter.”—New Yorker review of La Calle, September 2016

NY Times Lens blog

NY Times Lens blog video interview with Jim Estrin and Alex

Wall Street Journal

NBC News 

ArtForum picks

Paris Review

Collector’s Daily

Travel & Leisure

 

MAGNUM SQUARE PRINT THRU NOV. 4

October 31, 2016

 

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©Alex Webb, “Kochi, India, 2014,” part of “Conditions of the Heart” Magnum Square Print Sale, through Friday, November 4, 2016

“Connection in photography can take many forms. While one typically thinks of the connection in photographing people one knows, there can also be a kind of intimacy with a place or a culture itself. As a street photographer, it is this latter connection that intrigues me. Over the years, I’ve learned that each culture demands its own unique and complicated approach—often with many nuanced variations—in order to photograph the life of its streets. For instance in Mumbai, people sometimes seem so interested in strangers, one may later discover smiling faces peering into the edges of one’s photographs. However, in a city such as Kochi in southern India where I took this photograph, one may also encounter unexpected quieter moments.

Ultimately, no matter how gently and respectfully one tries to photograph in a culture other than one’s own, how long a street photographer can linger is largely thanks to the grace of others.”—Alex Webb

THROUGH FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016, you can buy Alex’s “Kochi, India, 2014,” a signed archival 6×6-inch print, online at the Magnum Square Print Sale at this link.

La Calle/My Dakota

October 24, 2016

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“[Webb’s] language is akin to painting, at which he actually tried his hand before turning to photography. Among painters, he is particularly fond of Giorgio de Chirico and Georges Braque: the former, for his surrealism, his dream-writing, and his metaphysical oeuvre; the latter, for his chromatic boldness and innovation.—from “Alex Webb: Of Light and Shadow” by Jonas Cuenin of L’oeil de la Photographie. Link to complete article here.

—LAST CHANCE: For our friends in Italy, Europe, India and elsewhere: Please consider helping to support the printing of the Italian version of My Dakota by Postcart, by purchasing a small signed print of “Blackbirds” below or “State Map.” Deadline: October 30, 2016.  Follow this link to buy either below print, which comes with a copy of the Italian version of My Dakota, which is in both English and Italian.

©Rebecca Norris Webb, "Blackbirds," from My Dakota (Radius, May 21, 2012)

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds,” from My Dakota, a small signed print available at this link thru Oct. 30, 2016, by Postcart. Follow link above to order your small print from Rome-based Postcart.

OTHER EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, UPDATES

MSPF Tuition-Free Workshop Scholarship

One tuition-free scholarship to attend the upcoming Finding Your Vision @ Miami Street Photography Festival 5-day workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, November 28-December 2, 2016 at the HistoryMiami Museum.

This scholarship is open to all photographers who currently live in Florida. Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered—from amateurs to professionals, from art photographers to documentary photographers, from photography students to seasoned photographers—the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally. Please note: Scholarship winners will be responsible for all travel, housing, and food.—Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016, midnight EDT (NY City time) Notification of winner: Monday, November 7, 2016.  JUDGES: Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb; Photographer James Estrin, editor of the New York Times Lens Blog

TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials to the email address — webbnorriswebb@gmail.com — and write MSPF WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP on the subject line. In the email, please include the following in one word doc: Name and email; 100 word statement about your work (if you work in a series, please include a short description of your series, project, or book); 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs; two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers; additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs (ideally from one project or series), 72 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

 FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP AT THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, November 29-December 2, 2016, Miami, Florida, is now full.

—2017 WORKSHOPS: DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER-DECEMBER.

LINKS TO OTHER ARTICLES ABOUT LA CALLE

New Yorker

NY Times Lens blog

NY Times Lens blog video interview with Jim Estrin and Alex

Wall Street Journal

NBC News 

ArtForum picks

Paris Review

Collector’s Daily

Travel & Leisure

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, State Map, from My Dakota.  This is the second small signed print available thru October 30 by Postcart, the Italian publisher of My Dakota, which will launch November 14, 2016 in Rome. Pre-buy your small signed print here.

NEW VIDEO/WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP

October 14, 2016

—LINK BELOW TO CONVERSATION ABOUT LA CALLE WITH ALEX AND JIM ESTRIN of the New York Times Lens Blog, recorded on Friday, October 14 in NYC.  Jim is one of the judges of the Finding Your Vision: Miami Workshop Scholarship, which you can read about below this video link.

—NEW WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP: FINDING YOUR VISION: MIAMI


One tuition-free scholarship to attend the upcoming Finding Your Vision @ Miami Street Photography Festival 5-day workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, November 28-December 2, 2016 at the HistoryMiami Museum.

 

This scholarship is open to all photographers who currently live in Florida. Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered—from amateurs to professionals, from art photographers to documentary photographers, from photography students to seasoned photographers—the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally.

 

Please note: Scholarship winners will be responsible for all travel, housing, and food.

 

—Scholarship Application Opens: Monday October 10, 2016

—Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016, midnight EDT (NY City time)

—Notification of winner: Monday, November 7, 2016

 

JUDGES: Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb; Photographer James Estrin, editor of the New York Times Lens Blog

TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials to the email address — webbnorriswebb@gmail.com — and write MSPF WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP on the subject line.

 

  1. In the email, please include the following in one word doc:

 

  1. Name and email
  2. 100 word statement about your work (if you work in a series, please include a short description of your series, project, or book)
  3. 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs
  4. Two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers.

 

  1. Additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs (ideally from one project or series), 72 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

—THERE ARE STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT IN THE FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP AT THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, November 29-December 2, 2016, Miami, Florida.  You can enroll online here: 

 

NBC NEWS/NEW SCHOLARSHIP

October 13, 2016
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©Alex Webb from “La Calle” at Aperture, NY, thru October 26th

Throughout Mexico, life spills onto the streets, as sidewalks and avenues become a place to gather, learn or entertain. Alex Webb was first drawn to the richness and complexity that plays out in the country’s “calles,” or streets, over three decades ago.

“I was startled and fascinated by this country, so close to the United States and yet so far culturally,” Webb, who grew up in New England, told NBC News. “I was intrigued by the vibrancy — the sense of energy — of life on the street in Mexico.”—NBC News article, “Street Photographer Captures Mexico’s Complexity Over 30 Years” by Natalia Jimenez. Read the rest of the article by clinking on this link.

OTHER NEWS

NEW WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP: FINDING YOUR VISION: MIAMI

 
One tuition-free scholarship to attend the upcoming Finding Your Vision @ Miami Street Photography Festival 5-day workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, November 28-December 2, 2016 at the HistoryMiami Museum.

 

This scholarship is open to all photographers who currently live in Florida. Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered—from amateurs to professionals, from art photographers to documentary photographers, from photography students to seasoned photographers—the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally.

 

Please note: Scholarship winners will be responsible for all travel, housing, and food.

 

—Scholarship Application Opens: Monday October 10, 2016

—Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016, midnight EDT (NY City time)

—Notification of winner: Monday, November 7, 2016

 

JUDGES: Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb; Photographer James Estrin, editor of the New York Times Lens Blog

TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials to the email address — webbnorriswebb@gmail.com — and write MSPF WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP on the subject line.

 

  1. In the email, please include the following in one word doc:

 

  1. Name and email
  2. 100 word statement about your work (if you work in a series, please include a short description of your series, project, or book)
  3. 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs
  4. Two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers.

 

  1. Additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs (ideally from one project or series), 72 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

—THERE ARE STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT IN THE FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP AT THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, November 29-December 2, 2016, Miami, Florida.  You can enroll online here: 

NEW WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP

October 8, 2016
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©AW, Key West, Florida, 1988, from The Suffering of Light

MSPF Tuition-Free Workshop Scholarship

 

One tuition-free scholarship to attend the upcoming Finding Your Vision @ Miami Street Photography Festival 5-day workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, November 28-December 2, 2016 at the HistoryMiami Museum.

 

This scholarship is open to all photographers who currently live in Florida. Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered—from amateurs to professionals, from art photographers to documentary photographers, from photography students to seasoned photographers—the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally.

 

Please note: Scholarship winners will be responsible for all travel, housing, and food.

 

—Scholarship Application Opens: Monday October 10, 2016

—Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016, midnight EDT (NY City time)

—Notification of winner: Monday, November 7, 2016

 

JUDGES: Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb; Photographer James Estrin, editor of the New York Times Lens Blog

TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials to the email address — webbnorriswebb@gmail.com — and write MSPF WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP on the subject line.

 

  1. In the email, please include the following in one word doc:

 

  1. Name and email
  2. 100 word statement about your work (if you work in a series, please include a short description of your series, project, or book)
  3. 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs
  4. Two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers.

 

  1. Additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs (ideally from one project or series), 72 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

—THERE ARE STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT IN THE FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP AT THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, November 29-December 2, 2016, Miami, Florida.  You can enroll online here: 

La Calle: New York Times Lens Blog

September 6, 2016

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“We come from a culture that in its roots comes out of Protestantism, capitalism and individualism,” Mr. Webb said. “Mexico’s roots lie in Spanish Catholicism, the indigenous world and a communal culture. Mexican culture seems to embrace mystery.”—from “Capturing Complexity and Color in Mexico,” by James Estrin, New York Times Lens Blog. You can read the rest of the New York Times Lens Blog article here.

FALL WORKSHOPS:

—PHOTO PROJECT 2016: NYC: Sunday October 16-Friday October 21, 2016 Do you want to spend an intensive week in New York editing and sequencing a photographic project you’re passionate about—and working with a designer on a cover? This intimate workshop (no more than 10 photographers) is taught by Alex and Rebecca who together and apart have published some 17 books. The Webbs will also discuss other aspects of bookmaking and publishing with you, including how text might be incorporated into your project, how to find a possible writer for your project, and the synergy between books and exhibitions.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email 10 jpgs (72 dpi, 1080 on longest side) from your project or email an online link to it; also include a short project description (250 words or less), and a short bio (100 words or less) to Alex and Rebecca, with the words PHOTO PROJECT 2016: NYC on the email’s subject line: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

—FINDING YOUR VISION AT THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, November 29-December 2, 2016, Miami, Florida.  You can enroll online here: 

 

 

NEW ROME WORKSHOP

July 21, 2016
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©Alex Webb from “La Calle” by Aperture, fall 2016

NEW ROME WORKSHOP: Do you know where you’re going next with your photography –– or where it’s taking you?  This intensive two-day workshop, Nov. 14 and Nov. 15,  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. 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 Alex’s new fall monograph, La Calle, and Rebecca’s monograph, My Dakota, which will be reprinted by Radius this fall with an Italian co-edition by Postcart.

ONLINE ENROLLMENT NOW OPEN HERE.

NOTE: This is a workshop for photographers who collaborate with the world, not for those who dramatically alter their photographs digitally.

©Rebecca Norris Webb, "Blackbirds," from My Dakota (Radius, May 21, 2012)

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds,” from My Dakota (Radius, 2nd printing, fall 2016; Italian ed. by Postcart, fall 2016)

OTHER FALL WORKSHOPS:

—PHOTO PROJECT 2016: NYC:  Sunday October 16-Friday October 21, 2016  Do you want to spend an intensive week in New York editing and sequencing a photographic project you’re passionate about—and working with a designer on a cover? This intimate workshop (no more than 10 photographers) is taught by Alex and Rebecca who together and apart have published some 17 books. The Webbs will also discuss other aspects of bookmaking and publishing with you, including how text might be incorporated into your project, how to find a possible writer for your project, and the synergy between books and exhibitions.

HOW TO APPLY: Please email 10 jpgs (72 dpi, 1080 on longest side) from your project or email an online link to it; also include a short project description (250 words or less), and a short bio (100 words or less) to Alex and Rebecca, with the words PHOTO PROJECT 2016: NYC on the email’s subject line: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

—FINDING YOUR VISION: NYC at Aperture Foundation: Sept. 23-25: Follow this link to learn more about this weekend workshop and to enroll online.

 

NEW WORKSHOP: Finding Your Vision NYC

June 24, 2016

©AlexWebb.NuevoLaredo.1996

 

Do you know where you’re going next with your photography—or where it’s taking you? This intensive weekend workshop at Aperture Foundation in New York 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 a unique vision, to discovering and completing a long-term project, to translating a body of work into books and exhibitions. This is a workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, taught by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, a creative team that often edits projects and books together. This includes their collaborative workshop book Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image (Aperture, 2014), Alex’s new monograph, La Calle (Aperture, 2016), and Rebecca’s monograph, My Dakota (2012), which will be reissued this fall

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP THE LAST WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER 2016— INCLUDING HOW TO ENROLL ONLINE—FOLLOW THIS LINK.

OTHER WORKSHOP NEWS

—PHOTO PROJECT 2016: NYC: Spend an intensive week in October in this intimate bookmaking workshop with Alex and Rebecca who’ve together and apart made some 16 books. We’ll spend the week editing and sequencing a project you’re passionate about, discuss text and how to find a writer for your project and also work with a designer to create a potential book cover or catalogue cover. APPLICATIONS OPEN: JUNE 12, 2016. Follow this link for more information.

MAGNUM SQUARE PRINT: 5 DAYS ONLY

June 6, 2016
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©Alex Webb, Havana, 1993, from Violet Isle

From THE MORE-OR-LESS DECISIVE MOMENTS, Magnum Photos 5-Day Square Print Sale, June 6-June 10, 2016: Follow this link to purchase Alex’s $100 signed archival print.

“Probably, no photographer has influenced me for as long as Henri Cartier-Bresson. For some 50 years, I’ve been drawn to his early, prewar work with its surreal ambiguity. However, ever since I first saw my father’s copy of The Decisive Moment in the late 1960’s, I’ve been uneasy with the title. The notion of a “decisive moment” seems just too pat, too unpoetic for such a complicated vision. Years later, it was gratifying to discover that the original French title was Images a la Sauvette—“Images on the Sly’—a humbler notion more in the spirit of his early street photographs, work that embraces the mystery and uncertainty of collaborating with the world. “It is the photo that takes you,” as he once said.

 

There are many photographs of mine that have “taken me.” I chose “Havana, 1993” because Cuba then seemed suspended in time, echoing the feel of the Spanish streets in the 1930’s that Cartier-Bresson photographed so memorably. I suspect that the Cartier-Bresson I knew would have been skeptical of the color of this homage to him— but I’d like to think his younger, surrealistic self would have at least appreciated the two boys in the background with that soccer ball, hovering over their heads, out of reach forever.”—Alex Webb from Magnum Square Print

NEW WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

PHOTO PROJECT 2016: NYC: Spend an intensive week in October in this intimate bookmaking workshop with Alex and Rebecca who’ve together and apart made some 16 books.  We’ll spend the week editing and sequencing a project you’re passionate about, discuss text and how to find a writer for your project and also work with a designer to create a potential book cover or catalogue cover. APPLICATIONS OPEN: JUNE 12, 2016.  Follow this link for more information.

VIOLET ISLE EXHIBITION, MILAN, June 13-September 17, 2016. Opening reception with Alex and Rebecca will be on Tuesday, June 14, at the Leica Galerie and Store Milan

ALEX’S SELECTIONS EXHIBITION, ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING WITH REBECCA, LONDON, Friday June 17th, at the Leica Store, Royal Exchange.