Archive for October, 2016

MAGNUM SQUARE PRINT THRU NOV. 4

October 31, 2016

 

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©Alex Webb, “Kochi, India, 2014,” part of “Conditions of the Heart” Magnum Square Print Sale, through Friday, November 4, 2016

“Connection in photography can take many forms. While one typically thinks of the connection in photographing people one knows, there can also be a kind of intimacy with a place or a culture itself. As a street photographer, it is this latter connection that intrigues me. Over the years, I’ve learned that each culture demands its own unique and complicated approach—often with many nuanced variations—in order to photograph the life of its streets. For instance in Mumbai, people sometimes seem so interested in strangers, one may later discover smiling faces peering into the edges of one’s photographs. However, in a city such as Kochi in southern India where I took this photograph, one may also encounter unexpected quieter moments.

Ultimately, no matter how gently and respectfully one tries to photograph in a culture other than one’s own, how long a street photographer can linger is largely thanks to the grace of others.”—Alex Webb

THROUGH FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2016, you can buy Alex’s “Kochi, India, 2014,” a signed archival 6×6-inch print, online at the Magnum Square Print Sale at this link.

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La Calle/My Dakota

October 24, 2016

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“[Webb’s] language is akin to painting, at which he actually tried his hand before turning to photography. Among painters, he is particularly fond of Giorgio de Chirico and Georges Braque: the former, for his surrealism, his dream-writing, and his metaphysical oeuvre; the latter, for his chromatic boldness and innovation.—from “Alex Webb: Of Light and Shadow” by Jonas Cuenin of L’oeil de la Photographie. Link to complete article here.

—LAST CHANCE: For our friends in Italy, Europe, India and elsewhere: Please consider helping to support the printing of the Italian version of My Dakota by Postcart, by purchasing a small signed print of “Blackbirds” below or “State Map.” Deadline: October 30, 2016.  Follow this link to buy either below print, which comes with a copy of the Italian version of My Dakota, which is in both English and Italian.

©Rebecca Norris Webb, "Blackbirds," from My Dakota (Radius, May 21, 2012)

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds,” from My Dakota, a small signed print available at this link thru Oct. 30, 2016, by Postcart. Follow link above to order your small print from Rome-based Postcart.

OTHER EVENTS, WORKSHOPS, UPDATES

MSPF Tuition-Free Workshop Scholarship

One tuition-free scholarship to attend the upcoming Finding Your Vision @ Miami Street Photography Festival 5-day workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, November 28-December 2, 2016 at the HistoryMiami Museum.

This scholarship is open to all photographers who currently live in Florida. Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered—from amateurs to professionals, from art photographers to documentary photographers, from photography students to seasoned photographers—the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally. Please note: Scholarship winners will be responsible for all travel, housing, and food.—Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016, midnight EDT (NY City time) Notification of winner: Monday, November 7, 2016.  JUDGES: Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb; Photographer James Estrin, editor of the New York Times Lens Blog

TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials to the email address — webbnorriswebb@gmail.com — and write MSPF WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP on the subject line. In the email, please include the following in one word doc: Name and email; 100 word statement about your work (if you work in a series, please include a short description of your series, project, or book); 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs; two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers; additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs (ideally from one project or series), 72 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

 FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP AT THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, November 29-December 2, 2016, Miami, Florida, is now full.

—2017 WORKSHOPS: DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER-DECEMBER.

LINKS TO OTHER ARTICLES ABOUT LA CALLE

New Yorker

NY Times Lens blog

NY Times Lens blog video interview with Jim Estrin and Alex

Wall Street Journal

NBC News 

ArtForum picks

Paris Review

Collector’s Daily

Travel & Leisure

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, State Map, from My Dakota.  This is the second small signed print available thru October 30 by Postcart, the Italian publisher of My Dakota, which will launch November 14, 2016 in Rome. Pre-buy your small signed print here.

NEW VIDEO/WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP

October 14, 2016

—LINK BELOW TO CONVERSATION ABOUT LA CALLE WITH ALEX AND JIM ESTRIN of the New York Times Lens Blog, recorded on Friday, October 14 in NYC.  Jim is one of the judges of the Finding Your Vision: Miami Workshop Scholarship, which you can read about below this video link.

—NEW WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP: FINDING YOUR VISION: MIAMI


One tuition-free scholarship to attend the upcoming Finding Your Vision @ Miami Street Photography Festival 5-day workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, November 28-December 2, 2016 at the HistoryMiami Museum.

 

This scholarship is open to all photographers who currently live in Florida. Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered—from amateurs to professionals, from art photographers to documentary photographers, from photography students to seasoned photographers—the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally.

 

Please note: Scholarship winners will be responsible for all travel, housing, and food.

 

—Scholarship Application Opens: Monday October 10, 2016

—Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016, midnight EDT (NY City time)

—Notification of winner: Monday, November 7, 2016

 

JUDGES: Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb; Photographer James Estrin, editor of the New York Times Lens Blog

TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials to the email address — webbnorriswebb@gmail.com — and write MSPF WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP on the subject line.

 

  1. In the email, please include the following in one word doc:

 

  1. Name and email
  2. 100 word statement about your work (if you work in a series, please include a short description of your series, project, or book)
  3. 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs
  4. Two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers.

 

  1. Additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs (ideally from one project or series), 72 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

—THERE ARE STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT IN THE FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP AT THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, November 29-December 2, 2016, Miami, Florida.  You can enroll online here: 

 

NBC NEWS/NEW SCHOLARSHIP

October 13, 2016
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©Alex Webb from “La Calle” at Aperture, NY, thru October 26th

Throughout Mexico, life spills onto the streets, as sidewalks and avenues become a place to gather, learn or entertain. Alex Webb was first drawn to the richness and complexity that plays out in the country’s “calles,” or streets, over three decades ago.

“I was startled and fascinated by this country, so close to the United States and yet so far culturally,” Webb, who grew up in New England, told NBC News. “I was intrigued by the vibrancy — the sense of energy — of life on the street in Mexico.”—NBC News article, “Street Photographer Captures Mexico’s Complexity Over 30 Years” by Natalia Jimenez. Read the rest of the article by clinking on this link.

OTHER NEWS

NEW WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP: FINDING YOUR VISION: MIAMI

 
One tuition-free scholarship to attend the upcoming Finding Your Vision @ Miami Street Photography Festival 5-day workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, November 28-December 2, 2016 at the HistoryMiami Museum.

 

This scholarship is open to all photographers who currently live in Florida. Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered—from amateurs to professionals, from art photographers to documentary photographers, from photography students to seasoned photographers—the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally.

 

Please note: Scholarship winners will be responsible for all travel, housing, and food.

 

—Scholarship Application Opens: Monday October 10, 2016

—Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016, midnight EDT (NY City time)

—Notification of winner: Monday, November 7, 2016

 

JUDGES: Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb; Photographer James Estrin, editor of the New York Times Lens Blog

TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials to the email address — webbnorriswebb@gmail.com — and write MSPF WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP on the subject line.

 

  1. In the email, please include the following in one word doc:

 

  1. Name and email
  2. 100 word statement about your work (if you work in a series, please include a short description of your series, project, or book)
  3. 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs
  4. Two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers.

 

  1. Additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs (ideally from one project or series), 72 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

—THERE ARE STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT IN THE FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP AT THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, November 29-December 2, 2016, Miami, Florida.  You can enroll online here: 

NEW WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP

October 8, 2016
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©AW, Key West, Florida, 1988, from The Suffering of Light

MSPF Tuition-Free Workshop Scholarship

 

One tuition-free scholarship to attend the upcoming Finding Your Vision @ Miami Street Photography Festival 5-day workshop with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, November 28-December 2, 2016 at the HistoryMiami Museum.

 

This scholarship is open to all photographers who currently live in Florida. Work by all kinds of photographers will be considered—from amateurs to professionals, from art photographers to documentary photographers, from photography students to seasoned photographers—the only stipulation being that none of the images submitted have been dramatically altered digitally.

 

Please note: Scholarship winners will be responsible for all travel, housing, and food.

 

—Scholarship Application Opens: Monday October 10, 2016

—Deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2016, midnight EDT (NY City time)

—Notification of winner: Monday, November 7, 2016

 

JUDGES: Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb; Photographer James Estrin, editor of the New York Times Lens Blog

TO APPLY: Please submit the following materials to the email address — webbnorriswebb@gmail.com — and write MSPF WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP on the subject line.

 

  1. In the email, please include the following in one word doc:

 

  1. Name and email
  2. 100 word statement about your work (if you work in a series, please include a short description of your series, project, or book)
  3. 100 word bio, which includes your photographic background and website or online link to your photographs
  4. Two names and emails of references of people familiar with your photographic work, such as professors, workshop teachers, fellow photographers, editors, curators, publishers.

 

  1. Additionally, in this email please also attach 10 small jpgs (ideally from one project or series), 72 dpi, and 1080 pixels on the longest side.

WORKSHOP UPDATE

—THERE ARE STILL A FEW PLACES LEFT IN THE FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP AT THE MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL, November 29-December 2, 2016, Miami, Florida.  You can enroll online here: