ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB 'The Poetry of Place: From Cuba to Mexico and Beyond'
Moderator: Wendy Lesser
Join us for an evening of great photography.
Together and apart photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have authored 17 books. The creative couple will present photographs from a number of different projects as a way of exploring the notion of the poetry of place. Alex will present some of his extensive body of work from Latin America, in particular work from his new book, La Calle, 30 years of photographing Mexico. Rebecca will show selection from her book My Dakota, as well as new works from Night Call, a work-in-progress following the route of some of her country doctor father's calls though the rural Indiana country where they were both born.
Alex Webb, best known for his vibrant and complex color work, especially from Latin America and the Caribbean, has published 15 books. Webb became full member of Magnum Photos in 1979, he has exhibited in museums worldwide and his work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, and the Guggenheim, NY. His work has appeard in the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Geo Magazine and other pubblications. Webb has received numerous awards and grants including a Hasselbald Foundation Grant in 1998 and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in 2007.
Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb has published 5 photography books including Memory City and Violet Isle: a Duet of Photographs from Cuba both with husband and creative partner Alex Webb. Rebecca often interweaves her text and photographs in her books, most notably in her monograph My Dakota - an elegy for her brother who died unexpectadly. Her photographs have appeared in The New Yorker, National Geographic, Le Monde among other pubblications and her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art, and the George Eastman Museum, NY. She is currently working on two new projects in the U.S., The City Within (with Alex Webb) and the monograph Night Calls.
Wendy Lesser is a critic, the founding and current editor of the literary magazine The Threepenny Review and the author of nine nonfiction books and one novel. Lesser has been a long-time literary moderator for City Arts & Lecture interviewing authors such as Salman Rushdie, Gore Vidal, Normal Mailer and many others. Lesser has received awards and her journalistic writing about literature, dance, film and music has appeared in a number of periodicals in America and abroad.
Doors will open at 7:00pm
Lecture will start promplty at 7:30pm - Book sale & signing - Light refreshments included.
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