Alex Webb, cover of his Aperture monograph, "The Suffering of Light"
––Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, New York, Aperture Gallery; 6-8 pm
All are invited to the opening reception of Alex Webb’s 50-print exhibition of his recent Aperture monograph of 30 years of color photographs, “The Suffering of Light.” For more information.
––Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011, New York, Aperture Gallery and Book Store, 4-6 pm
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb will sign copies of their books, including “The Suffering of Light” (AW, Aperture, 2011), “Violet Isle (AW, RNW, Radius), Istanbul (AW, Aperture), and their two out-of-print books, “Under a Grudging Sun “ (AW, Thames and Hudson, 1989) and “The Glass Between Us” (Channel, 2006). Link.
––Saturday, Dec. 17th, 2011, New York, Aperture Gallery, 4-5 pm
Alex Webb will give a free public gallery talk about his current exhibition at the Aperture Gallery. Link.
–Selection of photographs from the Aperture book, “The Suffering of Light,” on Slate.
Review of Alex's book in L'Express
––VIOLET ISLE @ the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through Monday, January 16, 2012
A Photographic Portrait of Cuba by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.
This exhibition explores photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s poetic vision of Cuba, the Caribbean island that—because of the color of its soil—is occasionally known as the “Violet Isle.” The couple became fascinated with the paradoxes of the place some twenty years ago, and made eleven trips to photograph there between 1993 and 2008. They worked individually—Alex capturing the people he encountered on the streets, in courtyards and cafes, and Rebecca recording the interesting animals that she came across—and pooled the results of their labors at the end of the endeavor. Combined, the photographers’ efforts form a rich visual essay, a sort of duet on the lyrical vibrancy and texture of the island’s culture.
Link to the BOSTON GLOBE review of the exhibition.
––Tues., November 29th, 2011 to Jan. 15, 2012, Grand Forks, North Dakota
“Winged Shadows: Life Among Birds,” group show featuring work by Rebecca Norris Webb, Terry Evans, Walton Ford, and other artists. For more information, please visit the museum’s website here.
It was evening all afternoon.
It was snowing
And it was going to snow.
The blackbird sat
In the cedar-limbs.
–from “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens
Rebecca Norris Webb, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, in the NDMOA show, "Winged Shadows"
––Dec. 1, 2011 to January 14, 2012, Toronto, Stephen Bulger Gallery; 5-9 pm
Please join us for the reception of Alex Webb’s gallery show at the Stephen Bulger Gallery, which will feature a selection of work from his recent book. For more information.
December 17, 2011: ONE-DAY WORKSHOP @ APERTURE
New York, Aperture Gallery , 10-5pm
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. For more information, including how to enroll and pay for the workshop, please visit.
THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW FULL. TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST, PLEASE EMAIL REBECCA: firstname.lastname@example.org
––THE STREETS OF HAVANA: A Nordic Light Workshop
Sunday, January 22, to Saturday, January 29, 2012; possible second week: Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2012
This 7-day workshop will be about street photography in Havana –– using the camera to explore the world of this one-of-a-kind Caribbean city in a direct, spontaneous way. It is a workshop that will emphasize the development of a unique, personal way of seeing and the development of an intuitive way of editing your photographs. We will also discuss with participants over the week how to take their work to the next level. It’s a workshop open to amateurs and professionals alike. For more information.
Rebecca Norris Webb, from "Communion" series, from her talk at the Brooklyn Public Library as part of the "Jump Rope Girls Project" in December