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August 12, 2013

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “Blackbirds” from “My Dakota” at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC, thru Saturday, Aug. 17th

“I remember coming upon this flock of some thousand blackbirds near the Missouri River.  I was mesmerized by how they flew through the stormy, unsettled Western sky as if they were one huge, dark, undulating, ravenous creature, picking clean the remains of the corn and sunflower fields in the last days of autumn.”­—RNW, from Nomads, issue 4

To read the rest of the story behind the making of the “Blackbirds” photograph above and see the complete “My Dakota” portfolio:

Link to “My Dakota” exhibition at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC, thru Saturday Aug. 17th:

©Rebecca Norris Webb, "High Winds," from the book, "My Dakota" (Radius Books)

©Rebecca Norris Webb, “High Winds,” from “My Dakota” at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC, thru Aug. 17

The photographer and poet grew up in South Dakota and sees the state’s landscape through the lens of grief for a brother who died. But that fact is not immediately apparent in these big, strong color photographs of sprinting deer, drooping sunflowers, and wide-open spaces. They offer an insider’s view, full of personal history, much of which remains coded. “Does loss have its own geography?” Webb has written on one of the gallery walls, and her camera circles the question obsessively, whether landing on a barbed-wire fence trailing torn plastic bags or a buffalo, glimpsed in a side-view mirror. Through Aug. 17.—from The New Yorker, Aug. 12 &19 issue

The New Yorker:


——Sunday Oct. 27-Sat. Nov. 2, 2013, NYC, PHOTO PROJECT WORKSHOP 2013: One place left for this intimate workshop where participants work for a week editing and sequencing a project they are passionate about and working with a designer on a cover for a future book or catalogue. For more information:

To apply: contact Alex and Rebecca:

——Monday, Dec. 2-Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, Miami, FINDING YOUR VISION @ MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL during ART BASEL MIAMI and the other art fairs. For more information visit the Workshop page of the festival:!alex-webb-workshop/c8kn


©Installation shot of “My Dakota” exhibition at Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC, thru Saturday, August 17th: