The Suffering of Light - Alex Webb (Hardcover)

Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb

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Barcode
9781597111737
Department
Books
Released
31 May 2011
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Alex Webb (Photographer)
Geoff Dyer (Afterword)
Geoff Dyer (Text By)
Subtitle
Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Distributed Art Pub Inc
Language
English
Number of Pages
203
Dimensions
318 x 337 x 19mm (2.29kg)

Summary

"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 Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, "The Suffering of Light" provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master's prolific, 30-year career.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.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Photo Techniques
BISAC Subject 1
Photography / Individual Photographers / Monographs
Academic Subject 1
Individual Photographers And Their Work
Dewey Classification
770

Author Bio

Webb, Alex: - Alex Webb was born in San Francisco in 1952. His photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Life, Stern, and National Geographic and exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the International Center of Photography and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He is a recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000) and a member of Magnum Photos.