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Alex Webb
American, b. 1952
Le Botanique Brussels (Belgium) presents from June 22 to August 7, 2016 the exhibition "The Suffering of Light" by Alex Webb.

“In the late 70s, I started taking colour photos in Haiti and Mexico, countries of tropical light, where the intensive colour seems in some way to be rooted in the very culture; very different to the brownie-grey tones of my native New England. From the very start I was in Read full story
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Apr 21, 2016
Soon before the New York Primary, Alex Webb, on assignment for Libération, visited the neighborhoods around Bernie Sanders’ and Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters, both located in Brooklyn. They’re a close distance from one another - only a 20 minute walk between the two offices.
Webb also visited the Sanders office and a church in Bedford-Stuyvesant, which Clinton had visited during her campaign.... More...
Sep 8, 2015
The Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, will be exhibiting material from Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb’s joint-project, Memory City. It will include a selection of prints from their book that explores notions of film, time, and memory and the world of Rochester, NY, during the year after Kodak’s declaration of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. 

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Magnum News
Jul 2, 2015
Charles Harbutt, a member of Magnum from 1963 to 1981, died at the end of June, 2015. A unique and remarkable photographer, he was president of Magnum twice — from 1970-1972 and 1976-1978 — and was an important presence in the agency for many years. Charlie was also a singular teacher — as well as an insightful and thought provoking writer on photography, as exhibited by the following texts, which... More...
Jun 5, 2015
“Pepper it was that brought Vasco da Gama's tall ships across the ocean…first to Calicut and later… to Cochin… we were 'not so much sub-continent as sub-condiment,’ as my distinguished mother had it.”
? Salman Rushdie, The Moor's Last Sigh

Spices are no longer the impetus of conquest and colonization they once were, but they continue to suffuse cuisines worldwide. Spices have long defined the rich,... More...
May 19, 2015
Wed., Oct. 28-Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015; 9:30-5:30pm

To apply: Please email 10 small jpgs (72 dpi; 1080 on longest side) from a recent trip, event, or long-term project, to Alex and Rebecca:, or email us a link to the work, series, or project online. Also include a short paragraph (no more than 150 words, preferably as a Word doc) about why you’d like to take this editing workshop,... More...