Archive for June, 2014

MEMORY CITY: TIME and NY TIMES

June 24, 2014

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“When Alex Webb was photographing at the Seabreeze Amusement Park in Rochester, N.Y., a man turned to the Magnum photographer, looked at his digital Leica and said: “You know, I designed the sensor for that camera.”

…Today’s Kodak bears little resemblance to the cultural and technological icon it once was. At its peak, Kodak controlled 90 percent of the film photography market, with sales reaching $10 billion. By 2012, when that number had shrunk to $3.5 billion, Kodak entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, sold off its digital sensor division and exited the one business on which it built its brand: film photography.”—Olivier Laurent, from “Memory City: A Eulogy for Rochester, Kodak’s Company Town,” on Time LightBox

 

Read more: ‘Memory City’: A Eulogy for Rochester, Kodak’s Company Town – LightBox
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©Alex Webb, “Dancehall, Lake Ontario,” from “Memory City” with Rebecca Norris Webb, Radius Books, June 2014

“…[I]f every book has its own music — a big book is perhaps like a symphony, a small one like a sonata — ‘Memory City’s’ music would be at times rough and dissonant, at other times melodic, but ultimately bluesy and soulful, reflecting our sense of — and affection for — this complicated and troubled city.”—Alex Webb from the NYTimes Lens Blog interview with Rebecca Norris Webb by Jim Estrin Read more: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/06/24/in-kodak-alex-webb-rochester-rebecca-norris-webb-photos-memory/
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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “New Mother Brienna,” from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books, June 2014

UPCOMING MEMORY CITY EVENTS

—MEMORY CITY exhibiton at Gallery R, June 18-July 3, 2014, in conjuction with the Visual Studies Workshop Photo-BookWorks Symposium in Rochester, NY. Public lecture at VSW (ticketed event , see below) on Thursday, June 26at 6pm, followed by exhibition reception and book signing @ Gallery R: 7:30-9:30pm. For more information: http://vsw.org/MemoryCity.php

 

—MEMORY CITY BOOK PARTY at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, 529 W. 20th, 3d Floor, on Thursday, July 24, from 6-8pm, a book launch and signing in conjunction with Radius Books and the Chelsea Art Walk. For more information: http://www.riccomaresca.com or http://radiusbooks.org/7430/alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-memory-city/

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MEMORY CITY: Summer Events

June 21, 2014
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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “New Mother Brienna,” from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books/Thames and Hudson, June 23, 2014

UPCOMING  SUMMER EVENTS WITH ALEX AND REBECCA

  • FREE PUBLIC EVENTS

—MEMORY CITY exhibiton at Gallery R, June 18-July 3, 2014, in conjuction with the Visual Studies Workshop Photo-BookWorks Symposium in Rochester, NY. Public lecture at VSW (ticketed event , see below) on Thursday, June 26at 6pm, followed by exhibition reception and book signing @ Gallery R: 7:30-9:30pm. For more information: http://vsw.org/MemoryCity.php

MEMORY CITY BOOK PARTY at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, 529 W. 20th, 4th Floor, on Thursday, July 24, from 5-8pm, a book launch and signing in conjunction with Radius Books and the Chelsea Art Walk. For more information: http://www.riccomaresca.com or http://artwalkchelsea.com/events/ or http://radiusbooks.org/7430/alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-memory-city/ “TOGETHER AND APART: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb,” slide talk, Q&A, and book signing on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 7:30-9pm at the INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS, San Francisco (NOTICE TIME CHANGE FROM MAGNUM SITE). The Webbs will be signing copies of their two new joint books at this free public event,

—MEMORY CITY and ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE POETIC IMAGE. To reserve a copy ahead of time for this event, please email Trent Davis Bailey: trentdavisbailey@gmail.com (Please write “WEBB BOOK ORDER” on the subject line of the email).  For more information: http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=CMS3&VF=MAXO31_3&VBID=2K1HZOQ8FXV4N7&IID=2K1HRG5YJO83&PN=35

  • TICKETED EVENTS

—MEMORY CITY lecture at the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, with Alex and Rebecca on the making of their new collaborative book, “Memory City,” on Thursday, June 26th,at 6pm, a ticketed event that’s part of the Visual Studies Workshop Photo-BookWorks Symposium, that includes talks, book signings and other events with Mark Klett, John Gossage, Gerry Badger, Jason Fulford and others. To buy tickets to the entire VSW symposium, including the Memory City lecture: http://vsw.org/Photo-Bookworks.php

—For those who’d like to support the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund and other programs by paying $25 to attend the “Magnum Secrets” fundraiser at Aperture Foundation on Wed., 25th, Alex and Rebecca will be signing MEMORY CITY books from 6-7:30 pm. as well as signing their new workshop book from Aperture, ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE POETIC IMAGE and Alex’s THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT, also from Aperture.  Josef Koudelka, Paolo Pelligrin, Olivia Arthur, Alec Soth, and other photographers will also be attendance. For more information: http://magnumfoundation.org/secrets/

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©AW, “Mt. Hope Cemetery” and RNW, “After the Fire at St. Monica’s Church,” both from “Memory City,” Radius Books, Thames and Hudson, June 2014

WORKSHOP UPDATE

TWO SPOTS LEFT: FINDING YOUR VISION: SAN FRANCISCO, SAT. AUG. 23 THRU WED. AUG. 27, 2014, Intersection for the Arts, 925 Mission Street, San Francisco: For more information.

NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: PHOTO PROJECT 2014, NYC, Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014. This intimate bookmaking workshop is open to only 10 photographers. To learn more, including how to apply click here. Or email Alex and Rebecca for more information: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

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Memory City by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Radius/Thames&Hudson, June 2014

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Art in America, April 2014

 

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