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Art of Editing Online Workshop 2022

July 19, 2021
Alex Webb/Slant Rhymes

Do you know where you’re going next with your photographs — or where they are taking you? Consider joining Alex and Rebecca — who have created some 20 books between the two of them — for this intensive selecting-and-sequencing workshop, called the Art of Editing Online Workshop. During three intensive days, Alex and Rebecca will guide you through the process of shaping a series of photographs that you are passionate about into a coherent whole. Alex and Rebecca will tailor two individual assignments for each participant’s work. The workshop will also include book presentations, a group editing exercise, and an individual meeting with Alex and Rebecca.

WORKSHOP DATES: Saturday January 15-Monday January 17, 2022

WORKSHOP LOCATION: ZOOM

WORKSHOP LIMIT: 8 participants

WORKSHOP COST: $1250

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Monday July 19, 2021

EARLY APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Thursday August 26, 2021 12:00 PM ET

EARLY APPLICATION NOTIFICATION: Monday August 30, 2021

WAIT LIST ONLY. To be added to the Wait List, please email Tash at webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com with a link to your work online.

IF YOU’D LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS WORKSHOP, PLEASE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING TO TASH, and put ART OF EDITING 2022 on the email’s subject line: webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

  1. Link to your series or project online, or 10 small jpgs (2000 pixels longest side, 72 dpi)
  2. Short description of your series/project (no more than 100 words)
  3. Statement about why you’d like to take this workshop (no more than 100 words)
  4. Short bio, including where you live and your relationship to photography (no more than 50 words

Saturday Jan. 15: 9:30 AM ET — 4 PM ET

Sunday Jan. 16: Individual sessions between 9:15 AM ET — 6PM ET; Group session: 1-2:15 PM ET

Monday Jan. 17: 10 AM ET — 5 PM ET

Rebecca Norris Webb/Slant Rhymes

FINDING YOUR VISION WORKSHOP: NYC October 28-November 2, 2021

June 14, 2021
Alex Webb, Park Slope, 2018, from the joint Aperture book, Brooklyn, with Rebecca Norris Webb

Photo: Alex Webb, Park Slope, 2018, from the joint Aperture book, Brooklyn: The City Within, with Rebecca Norris Webb

This in-person workshop with Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb 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.

Workshop Dates: Thursday October 28-Tuesday November 2, 2021

Workshop location: NYFA; 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Dumbo, Brooklyn (near the F subway stop)

Limit: 8 photographers

ONLY ONE SPACE LEFT IN THIS WORKSHOP

Workshop Assistant: Natasha Lehner

Everyone must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to attend this workshop, and bring a copy of their vaccination record on the first day of the workshop.

Workshop Fee: $1900. $950 on acceptance; $950 by Monday August 30, 2021

MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

There are two main components of this class: the spontaneous act of photographing and intuitive editing.  The workshop will begin with Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects together (including their joint Aperture books Brooklyn: The City Within and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image), who will critique each participant’s past work as a starting off point for a larger discussion about various photographic issues. By that first afternoon, participants will be working on their first assignment, which they will choose themselves. It may be a specific street, neighborhood, subculture, ethnic group, profession, family or individual; it may be photographing various events or festivals around the city, it may be continuing work on an ongoing project in New York City; but it must be something that you’re passionate enough to return to every day to photograph.

For the rest of the workshop, we will meet in the mornings and critique as a group each student’s ongoing work. Throughout the workshop, we will try to build a coherent set of images for each photographer that will begin to represent his or her photographic stance or attitude toward the city of New York. We will view this work as a group at the end of the workshop.

NOTE: This is a workshop for photographers who collaborate with the world, not for those who dramatically alter their photographs digitally. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

Please email:

1,  10jpgs (72dpi; 2000 pixels 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. 

2, 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).

3. Lastly, please include a short bio (not more than 100 words) that includes where you live, your day job,  and something about your relationship to photography.

Please write on the email’s subject line—FYV: NYC 2021—and email your application to Natasha at webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

CLASSROOM SCHEDULE

Thursday: 9:30am-3pm

Friday-Saturday: 9:30am-1:00pm

Sunday: Individual meetings: 10-12; 12:30-2:30pm

Monday: 9:30am-1pm

Tuesday: 9:30am-3pm; 7-8:00pm

Schedule is subject to change at any time.

WORKSHOP FEE: $1900

Upon workshop acceptance, a payment of $950; payment in full two months before the workshop begins — Friday, July 23, 2021.

Cancellation Policy: After payment in full, all but $100 will be refunded if we can find someone to fill your spot. If we can’t find someone to fill your spot, the complete amount — $1900 — can be put towards a future workshop that Alex and Rebecca produce.

In the U.S., you have the option of paying by check or credit card. 

—If paying by check, please make the checks out to Alex Webb and mail to:

Alex Webb/ Rebecca Norris Webb

319 Garfield Pl., #1B

Brooklyn, NY   11215

—If paying by credit card, please make payment arrangments directly with Alex: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

Participants living outside the U.S. can make pay via bank transfer or credit card

—If via bank transfer or credit card, you will make payment arrangements directly with Alex: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com

Please note: Housing, food, transportation, are the responsibility of the workshop participants.

Photo: Rebecca Norris Webb, Shimmering, 2018, from the joint Aperture book, Brooklyn: The City Within, with Alex Webb

Christian Cravo interviews Alex Webb

March 24, 2021

SATURDAY MARCH 27, 3PM EDT: Join us for this free online conversation with photographers Alex Webb and Christian Cravo, an event that’s part of Festival Transatlantico in Brazil.

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/InstitutoMarioCravoNeto

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/festivaltransatlantico

BUY ALEX’S MAGNUM SQUARE PRINT: https://bit.ly/315G44O

ART OF EDITING: Jan. 2021

November 23, 2020

ART OF EDITING ONLINE WORKSHOP
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
DATES: January 16-18, 2021
LOCATION: ZOOM: FEE: $1500: LIMIT: 8 Projects
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Do you know where you’re going next with your project—or where it’s taking you? Consider joining Alex and Rebecca—who have created 20 books between the two of them—for this intensive selecting-and-sequencing workshop, called the Art of Editing. During three intensive days, Alex and Rebecca will guide you through the process of shaping into a coherent whole a series of photographs from a project that you’re passionate about. Over the course of the workshop, they will tailor two individual assignments for each participant’s project. The workshop will also include book presentations, a group editing exercise, an individual meeting with Alex and Rebecca, and a private meeting with a designer who will create a possible cover for your project.

Workshop Schedule in Brief
Saturday: 9:30AM ET—4PM ET
Sunday: Book Presentation: 1-2:15PM ET. For the rest of the day, individual meetings with the Webbs and with the designer will be arranged. Optional digital meetings with Mark are also available.
Monday: 10AM-5:30PM ET

To apply, please email the following to Mark Davis, the workshop assistant: webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

  1. A link to your project online, or 10 small jpgs (2000 pixels longest side, 72 dpi) from your project.
  2. A short statement about your project (no more 100 words)
  3. Statement about why you’d like to take this workshop (no more than 100 words)
  4. Short bio, including where you live, your relationship to photography, and, if you have them, links to your website and Instagram (no more than 50 words)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

BROOKLYN: Signed Books Now Available

October 18, 2019

Aperture is now offering signed copies of our new book, Brooklyn: The City Within.

FINDING YOUR VISION: NYC 2019

September 4, 2018

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©Alex Webb, from the upcoming book with Rebecca Norris Webb: Brooklyn: The City Within, Aperture fall 2019

Finding Your Vision: NYC 2019, from Friday May 3, 2019-Wednesday May 8, 2019

This six-day 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.

International students can request early acceptance. 

DEADLINE FOR EARLY ACCEPTANCE: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018

NOTIFICATION OF EARLY ACCEPTANCE: Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, Sept. 24, 2018

Please note: This workshop is not for photographers who radically alter their photographs digitally.

TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE WORKSHOP

All former workshop participants of Alex and Rebecca’s are invited to apply (no need to send 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 10jpgs (72dpi; 15 inches 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.

Please write on the email’s subject line—FYV: NYC 2019—and email your application to: webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

OTHER WORKSHOP DETAILS

WORKSHOP COST: $1900 USD

WORKSHOP LIMIT: 14 PHOTOGRAPHERS

WORKSHOP LOCATION: NYFA, 20 Jay Street, 7th Floor, Dumbo, Brooklyn

THE SCHEDULE

There are two main components of this class: the spontaneous act of photographing and intuitive editing.  The workshop will begin with Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects together (including their joint books Memory City and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image), who will critique each participant’s past work as a starting off point for a larger discussion about various photographic issues. By that first afternoon, participants will be working on their first assignment, which they will choose themselves. It may be a specific street, neighborhood, subculture, ethnic group, profession, family or individual; it may be photographing various events or festivals around the city, such as the Cinco de Mayo celebrations in Mexican communities around the city; it may be continuing work on an ongoing project in New York City; but it must be something that you’re passionate enough to return to every day to photograph.

 

For the rest of the workshop, we will meet in the mornings and critique as a group each student’s ongoing work. Throughout the workshop, we will try to build a coherent set of images for each photographer that will begin to represent his or her photographic stance or attitude toward the city of New York. We will view this work as a group at the end of the workshop.

 

Besides photographing and editing each day, there will also be print and book demonstrations and an editing exercise.  We will also touch on a variety of topics, including the process of photographing spontaneously and intuitively; how to photograph in cultures other than one’s own; the relationship between images (such as the sequencing and juxtaposition of photographs); how to edit photographs intuitively; an introduction on being on press with a book; how to work with a designer on a book; the practical realities of the magazine and art worlds; 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. There will also be a chance for each participant to have a one-on-one meeting with Alex and Rebecca, and, near the end of the workshop, there is an optional long-term project review for those participants who’d like Alex and Rebecca to review and discuss a long-term project or work-in-progress that the participant is passionate about.

WHAT TO BRING THE FIRST DAY

The first day we would like all participants to bring about 30 PRINTS (NOT digital files), representing the work that they feel best represents who they are as photographers. We are interested in each participant’s individual vision, rather than whether he or she can work professionally or not. So bring the personal project or projects –– the work that represents your passions, your obsessions –– not the set of portraits done simply to satisfy an editor or art director. For the first reviews, we find that working with prints has huge benefits. The prints do not have to be fine prints: they can be cheap 4×6 machine prints, inkjet prints, etc. – just prints that enable us to see the image.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR THE WORKSHOP

During the week all participants will be photographing every day, except the last day. We encourage you to work digitally, but film is also an option, although a more complicated one. (For film, you’ll be responsible for film processing each night with work prints ready each morning before class; on Thursday afternoon, you’ll also need to have scans made of your week’s final edit –– for instance, at a NYC photo lab ––for the final slide show Friday night.) Those working digitally must bring a laptop and memory stick or portable hard drive. All work needs to be downloaded into a single workshop computer attached to a digital projector. (We do not have time to shut down the projector and hook up individual laptops.) We need to be able to see work (from the previous day) at the beginning of the class everyday.

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, The Night Before the Queen Died, from the upcoming book with Alex Webb, Brooklyn: The City Within, fall 2019, Aperture Foundation

Finding Your Vision: Oaxaca Workshop 2019

July 2, 2018

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©Alex Webb, Oaxaca, Mexico, 1990, from the book, La Calle

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN: FINDING YOUR VISION: OAXACA WORKSHOP 2019, SAT. MARCH 2-SAT. MARCH 9, 2019

This workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of the airy southern Mexican city of Oaxaca by using the camera to explore the region in a direct, spontaneous way.  Open to both serious amateurs and professionals alike, from fine art photographers to documentary photographers, from college students to seasoned photographers, 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 will include discussions about how to take your photography to the next level.

For more information about this week-long workshop, Sat. March 2-Sat. March 9, 2019, produced by La Luz Workshops, please follow this link.

OUR CUBA BOOK: BACK IN PRINT!

February 27, 2018

WORKSHOP NEWS

ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT: FINDING YOUR VISION: BOWEN ISLAND, CANADA: MAY 19-20, 2018. Find out more about the Fotofilmic weekend workshop here, including how to enroll online.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 20, 2018.

DUE TO A LAST-MINUTE CANCELLATION, there’s now a space left in the five-day FINDING YOUR VISION: OSLO WORKSHOP.  Please get your applications in soonest. For emerging photographers under 40 in Norway, there is also a tuition-free scholarship available.  See below for details. Deadline: Monday, March 12.

TWO SPOTS LEFT: ART OF EDITING: STOCKHOLM at Fotografiska, Friday June 8-Sunday June 10, 2018.  Limited to only 14 photographers. Find out more about the workshop here, including how to enroll online.

LAST 2018 WORKSHOP NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS: NYC IN OCTOBER

ART OF EDITING: NYC 2018: Thursday October 18-Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. Limited to only 12 photographers.

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 selecting 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.

HOW TO APPLY: Any former Webb Workshop student doesn’t need to formally apply by sending jpgs. Everyone else needs to email 10 small jpgs (1080 pixels on longest side, 72 dpi) from a project, an event, or recent trip to Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com. Additionally we need a short bio (100-word limit), and short note about why you’d like to take this workshop (100-word limit).  Email Mark Davis at Webb Workshops if  you have any questions: webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

EARLY ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION (for former Webb Workshop students and international students): Monday, March 26, 2018

ENROLLMENT CLOSES: MONDAY, MAY 12, 2018, or whenever workshop fills.

TUITION: $1700

NEWS: EXHIBITIONS/TALKS/BOOK SIGNINGS

Friday, April 6, 4-5pm, Radius Booth, AIPAD, NYC. The Webbs will be signing copies of Violet Isle.  For those who can’t attend the signing, you can contact Radius Books to reserve your signed copy and pick it up another time during AIPAD. Email: orders@radiusbooks.org

At AIPAD, RADIUS BOOKS will also be offering the last copies of the Violet Isle limited edition, which includes two small prints, one of Alex’s and one of Rebecca’s ($200, ed. of 100). If you wish, you can reserve your limited edition ahead of time, and pick up at AIPAD.  Email: orders@radiusbooks.org

Friday, April 20th, Radius Books offices, Santa Fe, NM, book signing following by Webbs’ joint talk, “On Cuba and Collaboration” from 6-8pm

THRU APRIL 15, ETLA, MEXICO: La Calle exhibition at El Centro de las Artes de San Agustin (CASA), Etla, Mexico, curated by the Televisa Foundation.

APRIL 17, DENVER: Anderman Photograph Lecture: Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, 7-8:30pm. Link: https://denverartmuseum.org/calendar/anderman-photography-lecture-alex-webb-rebecca-norris-webb

APRIL 20, SANTA FE: On Cuba and Collaboration: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, slide talk followed by a book signing at Radius Books, Santa Fe, 6-8pm. This will also be the opening of the Webb’s Violet Isle exhibition at Radius.

APRIL 26, PACHUCA, MEXICO: Lecture by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, FINI Photography Festival, Pachuca, Hidalgo, Mexico. La Calle exhibition, curated by the Televisa Foundation, opens on April 27 at the festival.

 

RECENTLY: WORKSHOPS, EXHIBITIONS

February 2, 2018

 

@Alex Webb, Arcahaie, Haiti; Rebecca Norris Webb, Stained Glass, both from Slant Rhymes.

 

APPLICATIONS OPENING THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018: ART OF EDITING: NYC 2018: Thursday October 18-Monday, Oct. 22, 2018

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.

HOW TO APPLY: Any former Webb Workshop student doesn’t need to formally apply by sending jpgs. Everyone else needs to email 10 small jpgs (1080 pixels on longest side, 72 dpi) from a project, an event, or recent trip to Alex and Rebecca: webbnorriswebb@gmail.com. Additionally we need a short bio (100-word limit), and short note about why you’d like to take this workshop (100-word limit).  Email Mark Davis at Webb Workshops if  you have any questions: webbnorriswebbworkshops@gmail.com

EARLY ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION (for former Webb Workshop students and international students): Monday, March 26, 2018

ENROLLMENT CLOSES: MONDAY, MAY 12, 2018, or whenever workshop fills.

TUITION: $1700

CLASS LIMIT: 12 students

OTHER WORKSHOPS: CANADA AND SWEDEN

FINDING YOUR VISION: BOWEN ISLAND, CANADA: MAY 19-20, 2018. Find out more about the Fotofilmic weekend workshop here, including how to enroll online.

ART OF EDITING: STOCKHOLMat Fotografiska, Friday June 8-Sunday June 10, 2018.  We expect this intimate workshop (14 students) to fill up quickly, so we encourage you to enroll online soonest by following this link, where you can also learn more about the workshop.

OSLO SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: FRIDAY MARCH 12, 2018

NEW SCHOLARSHIP: APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN for the  Bilder Nordic School of Photography  Scholarship for an emerging photographer to attend Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s Finding Your Vision workshop in Oslo this June. Applicants must be under 30, or a current student of photography, and based in Norway. This scholarship will be juried by David Chickey, publisher and creative director of Radius Books 

Learn more, including how to apply here.  DEADLINE: March 12, 2018

WAIT LIST ONLY

—WAIT LIST ONLY: FINDING YOUR VISION: OSLOJune 15-19, 2018.  Due to a cancellation there’s one spot left for this 5-day photographic workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of Oslo 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 will include personalized and immersive discussions about how to take your photography to the next level. This workshop also includes a one-on-one private portfolio review session.   LEARN MORE HERE, INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY ONLINE.

 

LA CALLE exhibition at El Centro de las Artes de San Agustin, Etla, Mexico, opens on Sunday, Feb. 18, curated by the Televisa Foundation.  Alex and Rebecca will attend the opening, which begins at 1pm, in the Galeria del Chalet.

RECENTLY: Exhibitions, Workshops

December 18, 2017

REBECCA NORRIS WEBB

ROBERT KOCH GALLERY, San Francisco, Thurs. December 7 -Feb. 10, 2018

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©Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, 2007, from Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, exhibition, BLOOMFIELD/BUSSIERES/WEBB, Nov. 18-February 10, 2018. See link here for details.

—LAST CHANCE: FINDING YOUR VISION: OSLOJune 15-19, 2018.  Due to a cancellation there’s one spot left for this 5-day photographic workshop will be about finding your own unique vision of Oslo 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 will include personalized and immersive discussions about how to take your photography to the next level. This workshop also includes a one-on-one private portfolio review session.   LEARN MORE HERE, INCLUDING HOW TO APPLY ONLINE.

—NEW WORKSHOP TO BE ANNOUNCED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5.  

©Sophie Webb, Great Blue Heron, 2018, one of my “flock” of small paintings that I commissioned from Sophie for my writing desk.

This is a small painting my talented sister-in-law Sophie Webb did in memory of my beloved friend, Debra McGehee, a 5×7-inch painting that will sit on my writing desk above Wellfleet Harbor on outer Cape Cod, because Debi, one of my sources of inspiration, is never far from my thoughts. Below is her favorite poem that I often read to her over the phone while she was in hospice.

Sophie Webb is a wildlife artist, ornithological illustrator, and children’s book author (including “My Season with Penguins”). You can see more of her artwork on her website here.

Publishers Weekly review of Sophie’s “My Season with Penguins: An Antarctic Journal” here.

“Hope” is the thing with feathers—

that perches in the soul—

And sings the tune without the words—

And never stops—at all…

—Emily Dickinson.