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The suffering of light : thirty years of photographs by Alex Webb

Author: Alex Webb; Geoff Dyer
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Aperture, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Review The images - rich in color and visual rhythm - span 30 years and several continents. Of course, Haiti and the Mexican border are well represented, locales that opened up a new way to see. He has been able to render Haiti - a place often depicted for its chaos - with a precise eye, finding personal moments that are as still as they are complex. He can use shadows as skillfully as a be-bop musician to set the  Read more...
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Named Person: Alex Webb; Alex Webb
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Webb; Geoff Dyer
ISBN: 9781597111737 1597111732
OCLC Number: 692287434
Description: 203 pages : color illustrations ; 32 x 34 cm
Responsibility: with an afterword by Geoff Dyer.

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Review The images - rich in color and visual rhythm - span 30 years and several continents. Of course, Haiti and the Mexican border are well represented, locales that opened up a new way to see. He has been able to render Haiti - a place often depicted for its chaos - with a precise eye, finding personal moments that are as still as they are complex. He can use shadows as skillfully as a be-bop musician to set the tempo. The people in his frames can look like dwarfs being stomped on by giant, disembodied feet. He can make an American street seem far more foreboding than any Third World slum. (David Gonzalez The New York Times 2011-12-18) A 30-year retrospective of a great, and often overlooked, American pioneer of colour photography who pays scant regard to genre boundaries, merging art photography, photojournalism and often complex street photographs. (Sean O'Hagan The Guardian 2011-12-13) In far-flung corners of the globe, Webb captures glimpses of beauty in impoverished lives and stoicism in the face of strife. (Jack Crager American Photo 2011-12-01).

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