MY DAKOTA: New Yorker Review

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds” from “My Dakota” at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC, thru August 17th and NDMOA thru Aug. 7th.

The photographer and poet grew up in South Dakota and sees the state’s landscape through the lens of grief for a brother who died. But that fact is not immediately apparent in these big, strong color photographs of sprinting deer, drooping sunflowers, and wide-open spaces. They offer an insider’s view, full of personal history, much of which remains coded. “Does loss have its own geography?” Webb has written on one of the gallery walls, and her camera circles the question obsessively, whether landing on a barbed-wire fence trailing torn plastic bags or a buffalo, glimpsed in a side-view mirror. Through Aug. 17.

Link to The New Yorker:

http://www.newyorker.com/arts/events/art/rebecca-norris-webb-ricco-maresca

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS WITH ALEX AND REBECCA:

——Sunday Oct. 27-Sat. Nov. 2, 2013, NYC, PHOTO PROJECT WORKSHOP 2013: One place left for this intimate workshop where participants work for a week editing and sequencing a project they are passionate about and working with a designer on a cover for a future book or catalogue. For more information:

http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAGO31_4&VBID=2K1HZO048XHMX&IID=2K1HRGWPCA4U&PN=1

To apply: contact Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

——Monday, Dec. 2-Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, Miami, FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL during ART BASEL MIAMI and the other art fairs. For more information visit the Workshop page of the festival:

http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!alex-webb-workshop/c8kn

©Rebecca Norris Webb, "Rearview Mirror," from the book, "My Dakota"

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Rearview Mirror,” from the book, “My Dakota”

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