Description

Do you know where you’re going next with your photography––or where it’s taking you? This intensive weekend 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. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, it will be taught by Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects and books together––including their book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, and their recent collaborative books, Brooklyn: The City Within and Waves.

Included in the workshop will be an editing exercise, either a photographing or editing (selecting and sequencing) assignment, as well as an optional pre-workshop assignment.

Applications are now closed.

SCHEDULE*

Optional Pre-Workshop Assignment:  “LIGHT OF PARIS: — If you choose to do this assignment, you may photograph in Paris for at least an hour any time the week before the workshop, and the deadline for emailing your selection of 1-3 small jpgs (2000 pixels longest side, 72dpi) is 11pm on Friday, May 27.

—Friday, May 27, 2022: Optional Pre-Workshop Assignment, “The Light of Paris,” due at 11pm.

6:00-7:30PM: “Together and Apart: The Photographs of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.”: A public talk held at the Magnum Galerie in Paris. Participants are required to attend this evening presentation, since this material won’t be covered during the classroom hours. 

—Saturday, May 28, 2022

 9:30am-12:30pm: workshop welcome, group portfolio review (classroom)

12:30-1:30pm: Lunch

1:30-3:30pm: book presentation and group editing exercise (classroom)

3:30-6:30pm: participants working on photography assignments (outside classroom) or editing assignments (in classroom until 5pm)

––Sunday, May 29, 2022

 9:30am-12:30pm: workshop continues

12:30-1:30pm: lunch break

1:30-4:30: workshop continues

4:30-5:30pm: Gallery Talk/Walk Through with Alex Webb at Magnum Paris

*This workshop schedule is subject to change at any time.

Fees:
£650 (paid on acceptance).

Apply here.

NOTE: This is a workshop for photographers who collaborate with the world, not for those who dramatically alter their photographs digitally.

All participants must be vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to attend this workshop, and follow all COVID-19 protocols.

Biographies

Alex Webb has published more than 15 photography books, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of 30 years of his color photographs. He’s exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y., the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A Magnum Photos member since 1979, his work has appeared in The New York Times MagazineNational Geographic, and other publications. He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. His most recent books are La Calle: Photographs from Mexico, as well as two collaborative books, Brooklyn: The City Within, and Waves (April 2022), a pandemic logbook on Cape Cod, both with Rebecca Norris Webb.

Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb often interweaves her text and photographs in her nine books, most notably with her monograph, My Dakota—an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly—with a solo exhibition of the work at The Cleveland Museum of Art (2015), among other venues. Her work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineLe MondeNational Geographic, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art, and George Eastman Museum, Rochester, N.Y. Rebecca is an NEA grant recipient, and her most recent book is Night Calls, in which she retraced the routes of her 99-year-old country doctor father house calls through the same rural county where they both were born.

LINKS FOR ALEX AND REBECCA:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/webb_norriswebb/

Website: http://www.webbnorriswebb.co

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