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Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: ART OF EDITING Workshop
May 19, 2015
by Alex Webb
Wed., Oct. 28-Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015; 9:30-5:30pm

To apply: Please email 10 small jpgs (72 dpi; 1080 on longest side) from a recent trip, event, or long-term project, to Alex and Rebecca:, or email us a link to the work, series, or project online. Also include a short paragraph (no more than 150 words, preferably as a Word doc) about why you’d like to take this editing workshop, and if you are submitting a long-term project, please describe it.

Do you know how to listen to your photographs—including how they talk to one another—in order to select and sequence your work? Learn the challenging ART OF EDITING and sequencing your photographs in this five-day intensive workshop in New York City. This workshop is open to both serious amateurs as well as seasoned photographers who may be working on a long-term project or book. This intimate workshop is limited to 12 photographers.

Your workshop teachers are Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb, a creative couple who often edit and sequence their work together for magazines, exhibitions, and books, including their two recent collaborative books, Memory City, and Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image. The Webbs will begin this intensive workshop by looking at a series of unedited photographs from each workshop participant, which could be from a recent trip you’ve taken or an event (such as a wedding, parade, or festival), or perhaps an assignment or long-term project. There will be two options for the second half of the workshop: participants can choose either: 1) to photograph and edit new work from Halloween weekend in NYC 2015; or, 2) to continue to edit and sequence a long-term project or book.


Best known for his vibrant and complex color work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean, Alex Webb has published 11 books, including The Suffering of Light, a collection of 30 years of his color work, and most recently Memory City (with Rebecca Norris Webb). Alex has exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, N.Y., and the Guggenheim Museum, N.Y. Alex became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979. His work has appeared in National Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, Geo, and other magazines. He has received numerous awards and grants including a Hasselblad Foundation Grant in 1998 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.

Rebecca Norris Webb has published five photography books —including most recently Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image and Memory City (with Alex Webb). Originally a poet, Rebecca often interweaves her text and photographs in her books, most notably with her third book My Dakota — an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly — with a solo exhibition at The Cleveland Museum of Art thru August 17th. Her work has also been shown at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, George Eastman House, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, and Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC. Her photogaphs have appeared in Time, The New Yorker, National Geographic, The Guardian, and Le Monde Magazine.


Alex’s and Rebecca’s website
Alex’s and Rebecca’s “Two Looks” blog
Alex’s “Spices” at Expo Milano thru fall 2015
Rebecca’s My Dakota at The Cleveland Museum of Art
“Slant Rhymes” interview with Teju Cole