My Dakota: S.D. Opening; New Yorker Photo Booth

©Alex Webb, Rebecca installing the “My Dakota” at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, SD

Rebecca and I are very glad to be in Rapid City, South Dakota,  for the opening of her “My Dakota” exhibition at the Dahl Arts Center.   As one can see in these installation shots, Rebecca is echoing the form of the book through writing some of her text pieces directly on the wall.    

With this exhibition and book, Rebecca has managed to create something of poignant beauty and poetic resonance out of a family tragedy ––  her brother’s untimely death.  So this opening is particularly special because Rebecca’s father and mother, aged 92 and 85, are coming to the opening.

Also a nice coincidence: the New Yorker Photo Booth blog,  is running a piece on Rebecca’s book today.––Alex Webb                                                                                 



––THURSDAY, JUNE 21, RICCO MARESCA GALLERY, NY: “Weather,” a group exhibition with a selection of photographs from MY DAKOTA, 6-8 pm.  The exhibition runs through August 17.


––FRIDAY, JUNE 1, RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA: “My Dakota” exhibition opening and book signing, Dahl Arts Center, 5-7pm.  The exhibition will run until October 13, 2012.

––FRIDAY, JUNE 1: Launch of OUR DAKOTA Flickr site, an online photographic community



4-6pm Alex Webb in conversation with noted writer and cultural critic Geoff Dyer

6-7pm: Book signing with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and Geoff Dyer at the Second Street Gallery

9pm: “My Dakota” in the WORKS slide show


TUESDAY, JULY 7-8pm:”Together and Apart: The Photographs of Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb,” Schermer Hall, Anderson Ranch Campus, Snowmass, Colorado.  Q&A with the Webbs and book signing of “The Suffering of Light” and “My Dakota” to follow.


>Friday evening, Oct. 5, thru Sunday, Oct. 7 pm: FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP @ THE DAHL, Rapid City, South Dakota. Discount for members of the Dahl Arts Center.

Alex’s interview with Alessia Glaviano for Italian Vogue

See Alex and Rebecca’s photos and others from Magnum’s House of Pictures project in Rochester here

See Rebecca’s My Dakota in progress at Radius Books

Q&A with Rebecca and Sarah Rhodes on Timemachine

To read the Robert Klein Gallery Tripod Blog Q&A with Rebecca.

Read more about Magnum’s House of Pictures project in the New Yorker and see Alex’s photo of the day, April 24th.

Alex’s “The Suffering of Light” exhibition at Forma, Milan, featured in Italian Vogue.

©Alex Webb, Rebecca writing the “Lost and Loss” text during the installation of her “My Dakota” exhibition @ the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota

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5 Responses to “My Dakota: S.D. Opening; New Yorker Photo Booth”

  1. John D.C. Masters Says:

    Congratulations on the opening of the show Rebecca! This has been worth the work and the wait, I imagine.

    Best from Paros,
    John D.C. Masters

  2. David Sexton Says:

    My wife is from Spearfish SD & mother still lives there with a sister in Rapid. We now live near NYC. We probably could not make the opening, but hopefully get by the gallery to see your work. Will the book be available at the gallery and/or places like Amazon?

    • webbnorriswebb Says:

      Hi David,

      You can buy signed copies of the My Dakota book at the Dahl’s new gift shop, or unsigned copies on Amazon. Sorry you missed the opening. However, I — and my husband, the photographer Alex Webb, will be back twice over the course of the exhibition to give talks — Probably Tuesday August 7th for a lunch event, as well as an evening event on Friday, Oct. 5th, from 7-9pm. Hope I — and my husband — get a chance to meet you in person in Rapid. Or in NYC: I am in a group show — called “Weather” — at Ricco Maresca Gallery on Thursday, June 21st. Here’s the link:

      Thanks again for your note. Here’s my direct email:


  3. simon cheong Says:

    Congratulations Rebecca. All the best with your exhibition.

    Simon Cheong HK

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