Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Brooklyn, The City Within

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Brooklyn is one of the most dynamic and ethnically diverse places on the planet. In fact, it’s estimated that one in every eight US families had relatives come through Brooklyn when settling in the country. Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have been photographing this New York City borough for the past seven years, creating a profound and vibrant portrait. Alex Webb has traversed every corner of the borough, exploring its tremendous diversity. This parallels his work made in the past forty years, traveling to photograph different cultures around the world—all of which are represented in the place he now calls home. Contrasting with this approach, Rebecca Norris Webb photographed “the city within the city within the city,” the green heart of Brooklyn—the Botanic Garden, Green-Wood Cemetery, and Prospect Park, where Brooklynites of all walks of life cross paths as they find solace. Together, their photographs of Brooklyn tell a larger American story, one that touches on immigration, identity, and home.

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Weight 1438 g
Dimensions 29.9 x 23.6 cm
Publisher name Aperture Foundation
Publication date 1 December 2019
Number of pages 208
Format Hardback
Contributors Photographs by Rebecca Norris Webb
Dimensions 29.9 x 23.6 cm
Weight 1438 g

Alex Webb (born in San Francisco, 1952) has published eleven books, including Memory City (2014) and Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (2009, with Rebecca Norris Webb), as well as a survey of his color work, The Suffering of Light (Aperture, 2011). Webb became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979. His work has been shown widely, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. He has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 and the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2000.

Rebecca Norris Webb (born in Rushville, Indiana, 1956), originally a poet, has published three photography books that explore the complicated relationship between people and the natural world: The Glass between Us (2006), Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (2009, with Alex Webb), and My Dakota (2012). Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York; and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Time, National Geographic, and Le Monde magazine.