22. 6. — 26. 8. 2018
“… whatever ideas exist in my work come out of the experience of wandering and walking. ”
Photos from the exhibition
In a special collaboration with Leica, this exhibition of pictures by Alex Webb presents his personal selection from his varied and expansive life’s work. The collection offers an overview of nearly three decades of his colour photography. Besides India, Greece, Grenada and Haiti, the exhibition is made up of images taken in Cuba and Mexico, the subjects of two of his books, La Calle and Violet Isle, the latter a collaboration with his wife, the photographer Rebecca Norris Webb. Often inspired by the light, colour, and atmosphere of the tropics, Webb has wandered the streets of the world, not just documenting daily life, but discovering unique and occasionally enigmatic moments that at times have sociopolitical resonance. The photographs were taken with Leica M cameras.
Alex Webb was born in San Francisco on May 5, 1952. He developed an interest in photography when he was still a youth. From 1970 to 1974, he studied literature and history at Harvard University, as well as photography at the Apeiron Photo Workshop in Millerton, New York, in 1972. As a freelance photographer, he has had first his black and white and then his colour series published in prominent magazines. He has been a full member of Magnum Agency since 1979. Webb has presented his work in numerous photo books and exhibitions, and he has received many awards, including, among others, the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000), the David Octavius Hill Medal of the German Photography Academy (2002), and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2007).