An exemplary study of light, community and culture in Alex Webb's monograph, weaving together the most iconic photographs from his three decades-long career
"I only know how to approach a place by walking. For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heart of the known awaits just around the corner"
- Alex Webb
Best known for his vibrant and complex color work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean, Alex Webb has published 16 photography books, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of 30 years of his color photographs, and more recently, Memory City (with Rebecca Norris Webb), a meditation about film, time, and the city of Rochester, NY, itself, the long-time home of Kodak, in the year following the company’s bankruptcy. His most recent books are La Calle: Photographs from Mexico and the collaboration Slant Rhymes with Rebecca Norris Webb.
Alex has exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, and the Guggenheim Museum, NY.
Alex became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Geo Magazine and other publications. He has received numerous awards and grants including a Hasselblad Foundation Grant in 1998 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.