“Alex Webb is known for the keen observations of his street photography, capturing views of people and scenes that are at turns surprising, humorous, and enigmatic…Rebecca Norris Webb often homes in on details of a larger scene, and turns her lens on seemingly unremarkable everyday scenarios, which she imbues with meaning and emotion.”
Join us, November 13 – 16, for Paris Photo 2014. We will host the following signings at Radius Books’ stand EE26:
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s Memory City continues to get astounding press. Recently they were interviewed by Teju Cole for The New Yorker where he said of the book, “For sure, there’s an exhilaration in being able to sequence image and text and have it published. There’s a greater exhilaration in seeing it done well. Nox is a great example, and I think Memory City is another one, too.”
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s new book, Memory City was chosen as one of “11 Edgy New Photobooks That Will Make You Look (and Think) Twice” by ARTnews.
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have received an incredible amount of attention with our new book, Memory City. This elegiac look at Rochester, New York (home of Eastman Kodak for 125 years before the company’s bankruptcy in 2012) is a meditation on film, memory, time, and the city itself. Webb’s black and white images taken with his last rolls of Kodachrome are punctuated with photographs shot in his signature medium of digital color. Norris Webb, who still uses film for all her work, responded to the medium’s uncertain future by creating a poetic refrain of color still lifes and portraits of Rochester women past and present.
The artists have been featured in The Guardian, TIME Lightbox, The New York Times LENS, The Atlantic’s CityLab, Democrat & Chronicle, International New York Times, and 20Minutos (in Spanish). The Webbs recently sat down with BBC World Service “Newshour” to discuss their project and Kodak’s lasting effect upon Rochester, New York (available for download here).
Friday, September 23rd from 5:30-7:00pm, Radius Books publisher David Chickey will join photographers Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb in a lecture and discussion at the Radius Books offices. The photographers will talk about their work and the bookmaking process. This event is free and open to the public.
Radius Books is located downtown at 227 East Palace Avenue, Suite W, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 87501. Parking will be available off of Cienega Street and Palace Avenue. For more information call Radius Books at (505) 983-4068.
Radius Books will team up with Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb for a weekend photography and bookmaking workshop in September. The workshop will address every participant’s portfolio and offer personalized assignments and feedback. The workshop takes place at Radius Books from Friday evening, September 23rd to Sunday afternoon, September 25th. If you are interested in applying, review the details and requirements here. The workshop is limited to twenty participants.
Alex Webb is this years’ winner of the “Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas”. This prestigious award is given by the Council of Alcobendas to a documentary photographer who illustrates the rights of childhood throughout his career and whose work encourages reflection on the different and fascinating questions that characterize the global situation of children. The winning photograph is “Mexico 1985. Children playing at the playground.” While the 5 children in the photograph are depicted together, each retains a sense of autonomy—each is a world unto himself. The photograph embodies Webb’s characteristic visually layered compositions with a “lyric and realistic” sense of childhood.
It is the combination of technique and humanity that impressed the jury, composed of Lola Garrido, collector and independent curator; Pepe Font de Mora, director of the Foundation Foto Colectania; Carlos Perz Siquier, photographer, National Prize of Photography 2003; Jose Maria Diaz-Maroto, photographer and curator of the Alcobendas’s Collection; and Eva Tomo, Culture and Childhood City Councilor of Alcobendas.
Alex Webb joined Magnum Photos in 1976 and was elected President of the agency last summer. In addition to working for magazines such as Life, Geo and New York Times Magazine, he has also published several books of photography. The most recent, Violet Isle, is a vibrant document of Cuba by Alex and his wife, photographer Rebecca Norris Webb. The book was released last August by Radius Books.