The Suffering of Light

Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb


A rich collection of work spanning the thirty-year career of Alex Webb, featuring previously unpublished photographs


ISBN: 9780500543979 Category:

Alex Webb


Recognized as a pioneer of American colour photography, Alex Webb has since the 1970s consistently created photographs characterized by intense colour and light. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light is Webb’s first comprehensive monograph and provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master’s prolific, thirty-year career.

His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on many genres, including street photography, photojournalism and fine art, but as Webb says, ‘to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.’

Gathering some of Alex Webb’s most iconic images The Suffering of Light brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalogue.

Additional information

Weight 2208 g
Dimensions 33.7 x 31.2 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 May 2011
Number of pages 204
Format Hardback
Dimensions 33.7 x 31.2 cm
Weight 2208 g


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Alex Webb's photographs have appeared in a wide range of publications, including the NewYork Times Magazine, Life, Stern and National Geographic, and have been exhibited internationally. He is a recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000) and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas (2009), and has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1976.