Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light

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 "The Suffering of Light" is the first comprehensive monograph  charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb.  Gathering some of his most iconic images, many of which were taken in  the far corners of the earth, this exquisite book brings a fresh  perspective to his extensive catalog. Recognized as a pioneer of  American color photography since the 1970s, Webb has consistently  created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work,  with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple  genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but  as Webb claims, "to me it all is photography. You have to go out and  explore the world with a camera." Webb's ability to distill gesture,  color and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames  results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony and  humor. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs,  "The Suffering of Light" provides the most thorough examination to date  of this modern master's prolific, 30-year career.

The photographs of  Alex Webb (born 1952) have appeared in a wide range of publications,  including "The New York Times Magazine," "Life," "Stern" and "National  Geographic," and have been exhibited at the International Center of  Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney  Museum of American Art, New York. He is a recipient of the Leica Medal  of Excellence (2000) and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia  Alcobendas (2009). A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Webb lives in  New York City.   

  • Author: Geoff Dyer
  • Photographer: Alex Webb
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Aperture 2011
  • 204 pages, 12.2" x 13.2"
  • ISBN: 9781597111737   
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