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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
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Oct 1, 2019
Brooklyn is one of the most dynamic and ethnically diverse places on the planet. In fact, it’s estimated that one in every eight US families had relatives come through Brooklyn when settling in the country. Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have been photographing this New York City borough for the past seven years, creating a profound and vibrant portrait. Alex Webb has traversed every corner of the... More...
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Aug 6, 2019
Alex Webb, along with Magnum colleagues Gueorgui Pinkhassov and Mark Power, spent two weeks in July at a Moscow-based Live Lab. The exercise involved photographing modern Moscow and its inhabitants, editing and printing the work on site at the Schusev State Museum of Architecture. The results will be exhibited at the museum from July 16th to September 1st.
This album contains an edit of Webb’s part... More...
May 10, 2019
Alex Webb’s first comprehensive monograph goes on
show during the International Month of Photojournalism in

“The Suffering of Light” is the first comprehensive
monograph charting the career of acclaimed American
photographer Alex Webb. Recognized as a pioneer of
American color photography since the 1970’s, he has
consistently created photographs characterized by
intense color and light.
Gathering... More...
Apr 10, 2019
The US policy of "prevention through deterrence" has resulted in Central American migrants seeking out remote and dangerous crossing points along the US-Mexico border. The conditions can be extreme: below freezing in winter and above 115F in the summer. Crossings these deserts could take as long as a week and without shade or water, many migrants perish.
Alex Webb traveled to the border and documented... More...
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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...