Alex Webb, Kampala, Uganda, 1980, from "The Suffering of Light"
––BOOK SIGNING AT PARIS PHOTO @ THE GRAND PALAIS
SATURDAY, NOV. 12, 4:30 @ APERTURE BOOTH, E26
Join us for a book signing of Alex’s new book, THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT (exhibition opening @ Aperture in New York, Thursday, Dec. 8th), and our joint Cuba book, VIOLET ISLE (exhibition currently at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, until January 16th, 2012; Radius Books expects VIOLET ISLE to be sold out by the end of the year). We will post other book signings and activities we’ll be involved in @ Paris Photo –– which this year celebrates African photography –– as we finalize our schedule. Here is a link to more Aperture book signings at Paris Photo this year, including a signing by one of Rebecca’s favorite photographers, Rinko Kawauchi.—Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
––ALEX WEBB LECTURE IN MUNICH
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH. For more information (only in German), please follow this link. Alex will be speaking as part of a conference.
––REBECCA NORRIS WEBB @ THE BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY
Rebecca will join a group of filmmakers, writers, and other photographers involved in the Brooklyn project, “Jump Rope Girls,” a project started by journalist, SUSAN HARTMAN, for an article she did for The New York Times 23 years ago about a group of girls who were expert Double Dutch jumpers at a time when their Brooklyn neighborhood was particularly troubled. A generation later, Hartman — with a group of documentary filmmakers and photographers — has continued to follow three of the four young women and their extended family and community, including Savannah (below), whom Rebecca has been photographing this past year, a process that’s taking her back to her photographic roots –– she started out in photography photographing children at play in New York, influenced by the street work of Helen Levitt and the portraits of Sally Mann.–Alex Webb
Jump Rope Girls, 23 Years On
Wed., November 30, 2011 7:00 pm Free
Brooklyn Public Library 10 Grand Army Plaza MAP IT
2/3 trains at Grand Army Plaza
Refreshments by Salsa Catering.
Rebecca Norris Webb, "Communion," Brooklyn, 2011
WEBB WORKSHOP UPDATE: TWO NEW WORKSHOPS
––ONE DAY WORKSHOP @ APERTURE, NY: Saturday, December 17, 2011
––CUBA: STREETS OF HAVANA, Nordic Light Workshop: JANUARY 2012
Alex Webb, Havana, 2009, from "Violet Isle"
––ONE-DAY WORKSHOP @ APERTURE, NYC
with Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
Saturday, December 17, 10-5 pm; includes public gallery talk with Alex Webb about his Aperture exhibition, THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT from 4 to 5 pm.
$225; $175 for full time photography students and Aperture members
Do you know where you’re going next with your photography –– or where it’s taking you? This intensive one-day workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world. It will also help photographers figure out their next step photographically –– from deepening their own unique vision to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about.
A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, this one-day workshop will begin Saturday morning with reviews of each photographer’s work, serving as a jumping off point for a larger discussion about various photographic issues. Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects and books together –– including their book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, “Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba” –– will explore with the class a series of topics, including the process of photographing spontaneously and intuitively; how to photograph in cultures other than one’s own; how to edit photographs intuitively; the emotional and psychological implications of working in color vs. black and white; the difference between images in a book and images on the wall; and how long-term projects can evolve into books and exhibitions. Participants should be prepared to ask questions, as these concerns will help shape the ultimate direction of the workshop.
This one-day workshop is for documentary photographers, street photographers, art photographers, and others who photograph the world with a camera –– not for those who dramatically alter their photographs digitally.
WHAT PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOULD BRING: About 30 photography prints (can be inexpensive 5×7 or 8×10 work prints; we are most interested in the image not the quality of the print). For those who are working in a series or on a long-term project, feel free to bring one or two projects.
Class limit: 20
To enroll for the workshop and pay the workshop fee (there is a discounted rate for full-time photography students, Aperture Patrons, and SNAP! members), please follow this link to the Aperture site. For more information, contact Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org.
––THE STREETS OF HAVANA with NORDIC LIGHT
Sunday, January 22, 2012 to Saturday, January 28, 2012; possible second week, Jan. 29-Feb. 5
Havana workshop, organized by Norway’s Nordic Light Photography Festival. For more information, follow this link.
Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, 2008, from "Violet Isle"