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The Suffering of Light By Alex Webb

The Suffering of Light by Alex Webb

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Gathering some of Alex Webbs most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, this title brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalogue. It provides the examination to date of this modern masters prolific, thirty-year career.

The Suffering of Light Summary

The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb by Alex Webb

Gathering some of Alex Webb's most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, The Suffering of Light brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalogue. Recognized as a pioneer of American colour photography, Webb has since the 1970s consistently created photographs characterized by intense colour 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 distil gesture, colour and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony and humour. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light is Webb's first comprehensive monograph and provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master's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.

The Suffering of Light Reviews

'Colour-bright, intriguingly composed wonders, full of life and awe' - Harper's Bazaar
'The first book to truly explore Webb's 30-year career in depth ... a thorough exploration of Webb's work and well worth its price tag' - Amateur Photographer
'Shows how Webb's images find humour, sadness, politics and beauty on every corner' - Metro
'An extraordinary collection of images ... Webb is a sympathetic observer whose work presents an entire world-view' - Time Out
'Beautifully laid-out sequences with full-page reproductions of Webb's remarkable, multi-layered and astutely composed photographs steeped in light and shadow and saturated with colour ... a visual banquet' - The Art Newspaper
'An epic and stunning picture book from one of the world's best photojournalists' - Traveller

About Alex Webb

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.

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NPB9780500543979
9780500543979
0500543976
The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb by Alex Webb
New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
2011-05-01
204
N/A
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