Archive for August, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO: Lecture/Book Signing

August 19, 2014
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©Alex Webb, “Dancehall, Lake Ontario,” from “Memory City” (with Rebecca Norris Webb), Radius Books, Lecture/Book signing Sunday August 24th

PLEASE JOIN US AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE ARTS, SAN FRANCISCO, 925 Mission St., #109, for a lecture/book signing on Sunday, August 24th, from 7:30-9:00pm.  More details below.—Alex and Rebecca

SLANT RHYMES: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: This joint public slide talk at the Intersection for the Arts will feature a selection of photographs from the creative couple’s monographs, including Alex’s The Suffering of Light, and Rebecca’s My Dakota, an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly, as well as their collaborative books, including their two new joint books, Memory City and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing. This event is open to the public, so please feel free to invite your family and friends.

NEWS and REVIEWS:

——NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.  For more information, including how to register: http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb/cm50

——NIGHT CONTACT: Apply to be part of “Night Contact,” a slide show curated by Rebecca at the Brighton UK Festival this October.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.   TO LEARN MORE, INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY: http://www.nightcontact.co.uk/rebecca-norris-webb-open-submissions-judge/

——SLANT RHYMES: A Conversation with the Webbs and Teju Cole, novelist, photographer, art historian:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/slant-rhymes-alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-memory-city

——MEMORY CITY ONE OF ARTNET’S BEST SUMMER BOOKS: 

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/summers-best-art-books-60651?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=081214daily&utm_medium=email

——TO PRE-ORDER “Street Photography e Immagine Poetica” (Italian translation of the Aperture workshop book) from Postcart/Aperture (special price if order before Sept. 30, 2014): http://www.postcart.com/libri-dettaglio.php?id=123&c=

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/summers-best-art-books-60651?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=081214daily&utm_medium=email

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS

——SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, CHICAGO: Memory City exhibition and book signinsg at Chicago Expo; more details soon

——SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM

——FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5-7PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/summers-best-art-books-60651?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=081214daily&utm_medium=email

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Maimouna,” from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books

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SLANT RHYMES: Teju Cole and Webbs in New Yorker

August 12, 2014
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©Alex Webb from “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image,” Aperture, May 2014

A few years ago, Pico Iyer wrote, in the afterword to our joint Cuba book, “Violet Isle,” that our work sometimes rhymes. Alex and I love that notion. At times, I can pinpoint these subtle echoes or slant rhymes—such as a shared palette or an affinity for surreal or surprising moments. Other times, why two of our photographs work together remains somewhat mysterious.”—Rebecca Norris Webb from “Slant Rhymes: Teju Cole and the Webb in conversation about “Memory City” and “On Street Photography and the Poetic Image”

To read the complete interview:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/slant-rhymes-alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb-memory-city

MEMORY CITY ONE OF ARTNET’S BEST SUMMER BOOKS: 

http://news.artnet.com/art-world/summers-best-art-books-60651?utm_campaign=artnetnews&utm_source=081214daily&utm_medium=email

TO PRE-ORDER “Street Photography e Immagine Poetica” (Italian translation of the Aperture workshop book) from Postcart/Aperture (special price if order before Sept. 30, 2014): http://www.postcart.com/libri-dettaglio.php?id=123&c=

916-CoverWebb

 

OTHER NEWS:

NEW WORKSHOP ADDED: FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, Monday Dec. 1-Friday Dec. 5, 2014.  For more information, including how to register: http://www.miamistreetphotographyfestival.org/#!alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb/cm50

TO ORDER ONE OF THE LAST COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS WORKSHOP BOOK, WHICH IS BEING REPRINTED NOW:

http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Norris-Street-Photography-Poetic/dp/1597112577/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=13195FKVBK9473EAGQTS

NIGHT CONTACT: Apply to be part of “Night Contact,” a slide show curated by Rebecca at the Brighton UK Festival this October.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nightcontact.co.uk/   

TO APPLY: http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/ef3e310d-b3aa-457c-a5e6-a3650117116e#Overview

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH, SAN FRANCISCO: LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING AT THE INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS, 7:30-9PM, AN EVENT THAT’S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, CHICAGO: Memory City exhibition and book signinsg at Chicago Expo; more details soon

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM

FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5-7PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

©Rebecca Norris Webb, "Second-Hand Prom Dress," Rochester, NY, 2012, from "Memory City" (with Alex Webb)

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Second-Hand Prom Dress,” Rochester, NY, 2012, from “Memory City” (with Alex Webb), Radius Books, June 2014

 

 

 

LAST PHOTO PROJECT WORKSHOP: Oct. 2014

August 4, 2014
Alex Webb, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 1996

Alex Webb, “Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 1996,” from “On Street Photography and the Poetic Image” (with Rebecca Norris Webb), Aperture summer 2014

After five years, we’ve decided that this will be the last week-long Photo Project Workshop we’ll be offering in NYC: Sunday Oct. 26-Sat. Nov. 1, 2014

This intimate workshop is for photographers currently working on a long-term photographic project they are passionate about. It will include daily group edits focusing on editing and sequencing intuitively, one-on-one and group text editing sessions, one-on-one sessions with a book designer (culminating in a book cover for each project), and lectures with photo book publishers and other experts in the field.

The main emphasis in this workshop is on focusing and shaping a project into a coherent whole. For some participants, this may result in a layout of a photographic exhibition and perhaps a catalogue; for others, it may result in a book dummy to be shown to potential photo book publishers (so far, four of these dummies have found publishers); for others, the project workshop may result in an edit for a future self-published online book or perhaps mockup for future handmade artist’s book.

For more information, including how to apply, contact Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

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©Rebecca Norris Webb from Memory City (with Alex Webb), Radius Books/T&H

OTHER NEWS:

TO ORDER ONE OF THE LAST COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THIS WORKSHOP BOOK, WHICH IS BEING REPRINTED NOW:

http://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Norris-Street-Photography-Poetic/dp/1597112577/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=13195FKVBK9473EAGQTS

NIGHT CONTACT: Apply to be part of “Night Contact,” a slide show curated by Rebecca at the Brighton UK Festival this October.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: SEPTEMBER 8, 2014.  FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nightcontact.co.uk/   

TO APPLY: http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/ef3e310d-b3aa-457c-a5e6-a3650117116e#Overview

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH, SAN FRANCISCO: LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING AT THE INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS, 7:30-9PM, AN EVENT THAT’S FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, CHICAGO: Memory City exhibition and book signinsg at Chicago Expo; more details soon

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM

FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5-7PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

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©Alex Webb, Dancehall, Lake Ontario, from “Memory City” (with Rebecca Norris Webb), fall Memory City exhibitions at Chicago Expo (Sept), Robert Klein Gallery, Boston (Sept./Oct.) and Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago (Nov/Dec.)