Archive for September, 2017

VIOLET ISLE: Limited Edition

September 22, 2017

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PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING Violet Isle, 2nd edition: Here are two ways you can help support the printing of the long out-of-print Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba:

  1. Buy a limited edition of the book (ed. of 100; $200), that comes with two small signed prints (one of Rebecca’s and one of Alex’s) and a signed copy of the book.
  2. Pre-buy a copy of Violet Isle (signed $65; unsigned $60).

SLANT RHYMES NEWS AND REVIEWS

—SLANT RHYMES is a finalist for the first LUCIE PHOTO BOOK PRIZE.  You can find an updated list of Slant Rhymes book reviews and interviews below.

—SLANT RHYMES: RECENT REVIEWS & INTERVIEWS:

“Sometimes, the pairs of photographs are only riveted together by similar notes of color, like the red vinyl of a car seat and the red comb and wattles of a chicken. Often, the correspondences reside in geometry: the wings of a bird on a fresco and the splayed hands of a little girl holding on to the cathedral’s grating. Other juxtapositions form nascent montages. Meanings slither off the edges of pictures and braid. Two moments, not connected in time or place, hint at simultaneity. Together, cutting across maps and calendars, they unite into a testimony of journeys, partings and returns. ‘A gift, this distance we’ve traveled so far,’ writes Rebecca in one of her poems. The gift of that distance arrives to us as exhilaration.”— Lev Feigin, from the review of Slant Rhymes on Lensculture. 

“I particularly appreciate the special poetic sensibility that Rebecca brings to our collaborations, not only with her photography and writing, but also with her bookmaking, in which she often structures books as if they were visual poems.”—Alex Webb, from Magnum Photos interview (link below).

 “Alex brings the sheer virtuosity and soulfulness of his seeing, and, as a collaborator, the questioning nature and generosity of his being.—Rebecca Norris Webb, from Magnum Photos interview.

—See below for more Slant Rhymes reviews and interviews.

 

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Spread from “Slant Rhymes” (L: Alex Webb, Arcahaie, Haiti; R: Rebecca Norris Webb, Stained Glass), published by La Fabrica, Madrid

“There’s a slow burn in the book that delights me: amber yellows that, on a first look, hint at trees trapped inside, then a cloud, then a hemisphere; or greens so soft you don’t recognize, at first, how much catastrophe they actually bear. ‘Truth must dazzle gradually,’ says Dickinson’s poem. This book has exactly that feel.”—Collier Brown, from his book review of Slant Rhymes on Photo-Eye. 

“The nature of collaboration is a delicate act. Two bodies must learn to gently orbit one another. Too close and the crash is catastrophic. Too far and the tether between them separates and the two drift off into the void. Perhaps one of the most successful photographic collaborations of recent years also happens to be one that acts as a celebration of loving union.”—Oliver Atwell, from “Creative Collaboration: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb” on the UK’s Amateur Photographer.

“We both embrace a kind of surrealism, although seemingly in two different keys: Rebecca’s more in the spirit of Bach’s D Minor Partita that she so loves, mine more in the spirit of the blues, as in Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”—Alex Webb, from “A Marriage of Lives of Photographs,” a Q&A with Jim Estrin on the New York Times Lens Blog with Rebecca the new joint book, Slant Rhymes, released this week in the US and Canada from La Fabrica.

—Order SLANT RHYMES online here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—September 8, 2017-March 4, 2018, Los Angeles: CUBA IS: joint Cuba show at the Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, along with work by Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Elliott Erwitt, Leysis Quesada, Raúl Cañibano, Michael Christopher Brown, and others.  The Webbs will give a free joint slide talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:30-8pm.

 

Brooklyn. Slant Rhymes covers

 

 

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VIOLET ISLE: Limited Ed. Now Available!

September 20, 2017

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NOW AVAILABLE: Limited Ed. of Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba.  Please help support the printing of the second edition of Violet Isle by buying one of the 100 limited edition of the book, that come with a signed and numbered copy of the book, as well as two small signed prints, one of Rebecca’s and one of Alex’s (see below), printed are archival paper.  You can also support the book by pre-ordering a copy of the trade edition of the  book, including one that’s signed by Alex and Rebecca.  Order here.

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, 2008, one of two 5×7-inch signed archival prints that are part of Violet Isle limited ed. by Radius

 

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©Alex Webb, Havana, 2000, second of two limited ed. prints that are part of the limited edition of Violet Isle by Radius.

FINDING YOUR VISION: NYC 2018 

Friday, May 4, 2018-Wednesday May 9, 2018

This workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of New York City by using the camera to explore the city in a direct, spontaneous way.  Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically.  This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and also include discussions about how to take your photography to the next level.  The workshop will be taught by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, who between the two of them, have published 18 books.

Applications open: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 (if you’re interested, please apply soonest, because our workshops tend to fill in a week or two.)

Applications close: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Notification of acceptance: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (International applicants can request early acceptance).

Workshop fee: US $1800. Upon workshop acceptance, a payment of $900; payment in full by Monday, March 5, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:

All former workshop participants of Alex and Rebecca’s are invited to apply (without emailing us images, since we already know your work), but other photographers will also be considered.

If you’ve never taken a workshop from Alex and Rebecca, please email 10 small jpegs (72dpi; 1080 pixels on the longest side) that represent who you are as a photographer, or direct us to a series or two on your website or other online link.  If you work in a series, please include a selection from one or two personal projects –– the work that represents your passions, your obsessions. (We aren’t interested in photographs done simply to satisfy an editor or art director or client.)  Also include a short description of why you’d like to take this workshop and what or where you’d like to photograph for the week (no more than 150 words in a word doc). Also include a short bio (not more than 100 words) that includes where you live and something about your relationship to photography.

TO APPLY (OR FOR MORE INFORMATION), PLEASE WRITE “FYV: NYC 2018” ON YOUR EMAIL’S SUBJECT LINE, AND SEND TO:

webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

 

NEW BOOK

“We both embrace a kind of surrealism, although seemingly in two different keys: Rebecca’s more in the spirit of Bach’s D Minor Partita that she so loves, mine more in the spirit of the blues, as in Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”—Alex Webb, from “A Marriage of Lives of Photographs,” a Q&A with Jim Estrin on the New York Times Lens Blog with Rebecca the new joint book, Slant Rhymes, released this week in the US and Canada from La Fabrica.

—Order SLANT RHYMES online here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—September 8, 2017-March 4, 2018, Los Angeles: CUBA IS: joint Cuba show at the Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, along with work by Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Elliott Erwitt, Leysis Quesada, Raúl Cañibano, Michael Christopher Brown, and others.  The Webbs will give a free joint slide talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:30-8pm.

—Tuesday, Sept. 26, in San Francisco: SLANT RHYMES: joint slide talk and book signing with the Webbs at SF Camerawork.

NEW WORKSHOP: FYV: NYC 2018

September 11, 2017
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©Rebecca Norris Webb (L) & Alex Webb (R) both from Slant Rhymes (Rimas de Reojo, Spanish ed.) by La Fabrica and DAP

 

FINDING YOUR VISION: NYC 2018 

Friday, May 4, 2018-Wednesday May 9, 2018

This workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of New York City by using the camera to explore the city in a direct, spontaneous way.  Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, it is a workshop that will emphasize the development of your own personal way of seeing photographically.  This workshop will also be about learning how to edit your work intuitively, and also include discussions about how to take your photography to the next level.  The workshop will be taught by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, who between the two of them, have published 18 books.

Applications open: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017 (if you’re interested, please apply soonest, because our workshops tend to fill in a week or two.)

Applications close: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

Notification of acceptance: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017. (International applicants can request early acceptance).

Workshop fee: US $1800. Upon workshop acceptance, a payment of $900; payment in full by Monday, March 5, 2018

HOW TO APPLY:

All former workshop participants of Alex and Rebecca’s are invited to apply (without emailing us images, since we already know your work), but other photographers will also be considered.

If you’ve never taken a workshop from Alex and Rebecca, please email 10 small jpegs (72dpi; 1080 pixels on the longest side) that represent who you are as a photographer, or direct us to a series or two on your website or other online link.  If you work in a series, please include a selection from one or two personal projects –– the work that represents your passions, your obsessions. (We aren’t interested in photographs done simply to satisfy an editor or art director or client.)  Also include a short description of why you’d like to take this workshop and what or where you’d like to photograph for the week (no more than 150 words in a word doc). Also include a short bio (not more than 100 words) that includes where you live and something about your relationship to photography.

TO APPLY (OR FOR MORE INFORMATION), PLEASE WRITE “FYV: NYC 2018” ON YOUR EMAIL’S SUBJECT LINE, AND SEND TO:

webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

 

NEW BOOK

“We both embrace a kind of surrealism, although seemingly in two different keys: Rebecca’s more in the spirit of Bach’s D Minor Partita that she so loves, mine more in the spirit of the blues, as in Albert King’s “Born Under a Bad Sign.”—Alex Webb, from “A Marriage of Lives of Photographs,” a Q&A with Jim Estrin on the New York Times Lens Blog with Rebecca the new joint book, Slant Rhymes, released this week in the US and Canada from La Fabrica.

—Order SLANT RHYMES online here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

—September 8, 2017-March 4, 2018, Los Angeles: CUBA IS: joint Cuba show at the Annenberg Space for Photography, LA, along with work by Alex Webb, Rebecca Norris Webb, Elliott Erwitt, Leysis Quesada, Raúl Cañibano, Michael Christopher Brown, and others.  The Webbs will give a free joint slide talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” at the Annenberg Space for Photography on Thursday, January 25, 2018, from 6:30-8pm.

—Tuesday, Sept. 26, in San Francisco: SLANT RHYMES: joint slide talk and book signing with the Webbs at SF Camerawork.