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Alex Webb
American, b. 1952 (Member)
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 in Read full story
Featured Essays
Jan 9, 2019
Many American cities occupy outsized places in the popular imagination. From New York and Los Angeles’ gigantic, uncanny cinematic familiarities, to San Francisco’s historical counter-cultural leanings, the more niche associations of musical meccas like Nashville, or architectural anomalies like Savannah, GA; American metropolises project images that precede them. Perhaps no city in the US is more... More...
Featured Essays
Aug 2, 2017
During the past 30 years Houston has experienced an influx of African, Asian and Latino immigrants resulting it in becoming one of the most diverse metropolitan areas in the US. Based on census figures, this same degree of diversity will be the norm for most US population centers by 2060.

On assignment for Pacific Standard, Alex Webb visited Houston and nearby Galveston to document this diverse Texas... More...
Featured Essays
May 2, 2017
Slant Rhymes is a photographic conversation between two world renowned authors, Magnum photographer Alex Webb and poet and photographer Rebecca Norris Webb. Selected from photographs taken during the Webbs’ nearly 30-year friendship and later marriage and creative partnership, this group of 80 photographs are paired—one by Alex, one by Rebecca—to create a series of visual rhymes that talk to one another,... More...
Featured Essays
Apr 4, 2017
In 2016 Alex Webb visited the unique, history-steeped island nation of Malta, which is developing into a holiday destination. It's main city, Valetta has been chosen to be one of two 2018 Capitol of Culture by the European Commission.

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Featured Essays
Sep 21, 2016
La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning from 1975 to 2007. Whether in black and white or color, Webb’s richly layered and complex compositions touch on multiple genres. As Geoff Dyer writes, “Wherever he goes, Webb always ends up in a Bermuda shaped triangle where the distinctions between photo journalism, documentary, and art... More...