Feb 6 – Lecture: Alex and Rebecca Webb
ARTIST LECTURE: ALEX AND REBECCA WEBB
Friday, Feb 6 | 6:30pm @ PCNW
Tickets: $10 General, $5 PCNW Members, Students free with RSVP + ID
PCNW is pleased to welcome back Alex and Rebecca for a workshop and artist lecture.
Alex Webb is best known for his vibrant and complex color work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published nine books, including Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names and Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Rebecca Norris Webb), the latter exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in 2011. His ninth book, The Suffering of Light, a collection of 30 years of his color work, was published by Aperture (1st ed. spring 2013). 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. Alex’s 10 and 11th books — Memory City (Radius/Thames&Hudson) and Aperture’s Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image(both with Rebecca) will also be out in June 2014.
Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb has published three photography books that explore the complicated relationship between people and the natural world — The Glass Between Us, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Alex Webb), and My Dakota, which interweaves her text and photographs from her home state of South Dakota. My Dakota was selected as one of best photography books of 2012 by PDN, Photo-Eye, and Time. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the George Eastman House. My Dakota has been exhibited at the Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, Ricco/Maresca Gallery, NYC, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, N.D., and the Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL. Her work has appeared in Time, The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Le Monde Magazine. Her second joint book with Alex, Memory City, will be published in June 2014 (Radius Books), as well as their joint Aperture book, Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: On Street Photography and the Poetic Image.