©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds,” from “Dialogues”
On Friday, April 24th, please join Alex, Rebecca, poet Tom Sleigh, and photographers Aaron Stern and Brian Merriam for “Dialogues: 36 Photographs and 20 Poems” at the International Center of Photography, 6:30-8pm, for this free slide talk, poetry reading, and book signing in New York:
Whatever you do, there are rockets falling,
and after the rockets, smoke climbing
up through walls that are exploding.
Trees grow up where there once were people,weeds
take over beds of lettuces and coddled flowers,
uprearing mole hills unpopulate the fields…
The old bones on the mountain that stand upright
and shakewhen winds blow up from the shore,
old bones that shake when the winds roar
now dangle in the void of an unknown dimension.
Forget all this, says Earth to the stars.
—excerpt from the poem, “Before Rain,” by Tom Sleigh, in “Dialogues”
Alex Webb, “San Ysidro, California, 1979,” from “Dialogues
——NEW WORKSHOP: FINDING YOUR VISION: MILAN, May 23 and 24:
—LAST WEEK TO APPLY: PALMER WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIP for Finding Your Vision @ The Cleveland Museum of Art. Scroll below to previous posting to see details on how to apply. Application Deadline: April 30, 2015.
——FINDING YOUR VISION @ THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART: Friday, July 17-Sunday, July 19th.
For more information, here is the link to the workshop description:
——THE ART OF EDITING: Thursday Oct. 28-Sunday Nov. 1, 2015
Do you know how to listen to your photographs—including how they talk to one another—in order to select and sequence your work? Learn the challenging ART OF EDITING and sequencing your photographs in this five-day intensive workshop in New York City. This workshop is open to both serious amateurs as well as seasoned photographers who may be working on a long-term project or book. This intimate workshop is limited to 12 photographers.
Your workshop teachers are Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, a creative couple who often edit and sequence their work together for magazines, exhibitions, and books, including their two recent collaborative books, Memory City, and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image. The Webbs will begin this intensive workshop by looking at a series of unedited photographs from each workshop participant, which could be from a recent trip you’ve taken or an event (such as a wedding, parade, or festival), or perhaps an assignment or long-term project. There will be two options for the second half of the workshop: participants can choose either: 1) to photograph and edit new work from Halloween weekend in NYC 2015; or, 2) to continue to edit and sequence a long-term project or book. FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY (Applications open March 1, 2015) firstname.lastname@example.org
——FINDING YOUR VISION @ Anderson Ranch, Colorado, Aug. 17-21, Snowmass, Colorado. For more information, including how to apply online: http://www.andersonranch.org/finding-your-vision-p1231/