MEMORY CITY: Photo-Eye Review

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Twins,” from “Memory City,” with Alex Webb

“Photography is as intertwined with memory as it is with light, shadow and surface. The individual film or sensor choice made by the photographer determines how memory is rendered, a choice that is as important as what the photographer puts in front of their camera. In their new book, Memory City, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb investigate Rochester, New York during the time Eastman Kodak was in bankruptcy. They explore how memory, photography, film and the book making process come together to make a statement about a place during a particular time. What does it mean to photograph in Rochester during this uncertain time? Webb chose to use his digital cameras in addition to Kodachrome that he processed as black and white. Norris Webb worked like she typically does with color negative film. These individual creative choices give the book extra meaning, and are explored further in a small booklet tucked into the back cover titled Notes on Film and Memory…”—Tom Leininger review of “Memory Ciy” in Photo-Eye LINK TO READ THE COMPLETE REVIEW ONLINE

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

——MEMORY CITY REVIEW in Fraction: http://www.fractionmagazine.com/memory-city

——THURSDAY, SEPT. 18-November 1, 2013, “Rectangular Squares,” Opening reception of this group show on Thursday, Sept. 18th, at Sepia Eye Gallery, NYC, with Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, and other photographers, 6-8pm. Sepia Eye is located at 547 W. 27th, 6th floor.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—FRIDAY, SEPT. 26: NYC: 12:00pm,  Alex and Rebecca book signing of “Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image,” Aperture booth, New York Art Book Fair, PS 1, Long Island City

——SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, BOSTON: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION AND BOOK SIGNING, ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY, 2-5PM, ARTISTS TALK AT 3:30

——FRIDAY, OCT. 3: BOSTON: SLANT RHYMES: ALEX WEBB AND REBECCA NORRIS WEBB PHOTORAPHS, ARS LIBRI, 5:30-7:30PM, in conjunction with Boston First Fridays.

——FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7: CHICAGO: MEMORY CITY ARTIST RECEPTION, TALK, AND BOOK SIGNING, STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY

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©Alex Webb, Ethiopia, from “The Suffering of Light” and in the Sepia Eye show “Rectangular Squares,” thru Nov. 1

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