The Professional Photographers of Cape Cod Present
Wellfleet residents—Magnum photographer Alex Webb and photographer and poet Rebecca Norris Webb—will present a selection of work from their more than 20 books, which they’ve made both together and apart. This will include work from their first collaborative book and MFA Boston exhibition, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, to their Aperture book and Museum of the City of New York exhibition, Brooklyn: The City Within, to their new joint book, Waves, a pandemic logbook in words and photographs on Cape Cod. The slide presentation will also feature their solo work, including Alex’s La Calle: Photographs from Mexico, and Rebecca’s My Dakota, an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly. Their talk will be followed by a Q&A with the photographers.
Alex Webb has published more than fifteen photography books, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of thirty years of his color photographs. He’s exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, N.Y., the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. A Magnum Photos member since 1979, his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and other publications. He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. His most recent Aperture books include La Calle and the collaboration, Brooklyn: The City Within, with Rebecca Norris Webb. His upcoming monograph, Dislocations, will be released in fall 2023 by Aperture. The Great Open, a collaborative exhibition with Rebecca, will open at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, on April 6, 2023.
Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb often interweaves her spare text and photographs in her nine books, most notably with her monograph, My Dakota, with a solo exhibition of the work at The Cleveland Museum of Art, among other venues. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Le Monde, and The New York Times Magazine, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, N.Y. A 2019 NEA grant recipient, her most recent monograph is Night Calls, in which she retraced the route of her now 102-year-old doctor father’s house calls through the same rural county where they both were born. She’s currently working on a new project in North Dakota and South Dakota, called Badlands.