Rebecca and I are in Milan, where a new group book, “Contatti,” was launched at the MIA photographic festival this weekend. Rebeeca’s above “Blackbirds” contact sheet is one of more than 50 from photographers from around the world, including Larry Fink, Donna Ferrato, Albert Watson, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Jacob Sobol, Callie Shell, Vince Muesi, Elinor Carucci, Mark Steinmetz, Lucia Nimcova, and Roger Ballen. Currently, it’s only in Italian (I’ve included Rebecca’s original English text below), but an English version may soon be forthcoming. ––Alex Webb
UPCOMING EVENTS: MAY & JUNE
––MONDAY, MAY 7, BOLOGNA, ITALY: “Together & Apart: Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. 5 pm
––THURSDAY, MAY 24, NEW YORK, NY: My Dakota book launch at ICP, May 24″ href=”http://www.icp.org/events/2012/may/24/book-signing-rebecca-webb-norriss-my-dakota” target=”_blank”>My Dakota book launch, party and book signing at ICP (43d and Sixth Ave), 6-7:30.
RAPID CITY, SD
––FRIDAY, JUNE 1, RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: “My Dakota” exhibition opening and book party, Dahl Arts Center, 6-8pm. The exhibition will run until October 13, 2012.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9, AT LOOK3 PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
4-6pm Alex Webb in conversation with noted writer and cultural critic Geoff Dyer
6-7pm: Book signing with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb at the Second Street Gallery
9pm: “My Dakota” in the WORKS slide show
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