Alex Webb – The Suffering of Light
Le Botanique Brussels (Belgium) presents from June 22 to August 7, 2016 the exhibition "The Suffering of Light" by Alex Webb.
“In the late 70s, I started taking colour photos in Haiti and Mexico, countries of tropical light, where the intensive colour seems in some way to be rooted in the very culture; very different to the brownie-grey tones of my native New England. From the very start I was intrigued not only by the bright light and the flaring, often dominant colour but also the flutter of outdoor life in the tropics, life on verandas and the streets, and the incompleteness, the disharmony of the tropical world, where an autochthonous culture often receives unprompted changes from the culture of the north. After some time working in the Caribbean basin and Latin America I also realized that I was interested in border territories, like for example between the USA and Mexico. In other words those places where different cultures co-habit, sometimes peacefully and others hostilely.”