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Webb, Alex 1952-

Works: 82 works in 174 publications in 6 languages and 2,816 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Interviews  Biography  Exhibition, pictorial works  History  Local history  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Director, Producer, Editor, Creator, Artist
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alex Webb
Under a grudging sun : photographs from Haiti libéré, 1986-1988 by Alex Webb( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot light/half-made worlds : photographs from the tropics by Alex Webb( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, in Alex Webb's gripping photographs, are the world's tropics in all their vivid beauty, desperation, exuberance, and incipient violence. For more than ten years, while working on special assignments as a photojournalist, Alex Webb turned his camera to a deeper, more contemplative purpose. Though the photographs range from Mexico to the Caribbean Islands, Africa, and Asia, they are unified by Alex Webb's concern for the sense of mystery as well as the ironies and tensions which these regions all share. The tropics as we see in Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds are the tropics which such politically and culturally diverse writers as Joseph Conrad, Graham Greene, V.S. Naipaul, and Carlos Fuentes have responded to with astonishment as well as despair. With his brilliant combination of the new aesthetics of color photography and the great modern tradition of photojournalism, Alex Webb has forged not just a new style but a passionate and sometimes terrifying vision of the world.--From jacket flap
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on street photography and the poetic image by Alex Webb( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned photographers and teachers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb guide readers on a creative journey through the world of street photography and the poetic image as a path toward finding and deepening a unique photographic vision. Based on their popular international workshop, this creative couple interweaves real-world insight with stories that reveal their own creative process and influences. They touch on a variety of photographic issues essential to photographers of all levels and backgrounds, including how to photograph in cultures other than your own; how to capture luminous, poetic images in the world; how to work with color in a way that adds emotion to photographs; how complexity and creative tension affect the frame; how to hone a personal vision; and how to shape a growing body of work in an intuitive and meaningful way, one that enriches not only picture-making but also your life. This book provides rare access to the teaching and artistic practice of two leading photographers and is an indispensable tool for students, teachers and anyone who wants to take more successful pictures"--Publisher's description
Istanbul : city of a hundred names by Alex Webb( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Straddling the Bosphorus, Istanbul is a place in which East literally meets West, the only major city in the world that actually exists on two continents. Connecting Europe and Asia, this much-fought-over trading center has had many names: Byzantium, Nova Roma, Constantinople, to name but a few. It has been the capital of two of history's most powerful empires - the Byzantine and the Ottoman - and now stands as the largest city of one of the few secular Muslim nations in the world, a state that hopes to enter the European Union. Women in Istanbul have taken to the streets to protest traditional Islamic laws regarding their rights while others, often dressed in chadors, remain faithful to the past." "In Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names, Webb's ability to distill gesture, color, and contrasting cultural tensions into a single, beguiling frame is used to full effect in presenting his vision of Istanbul: an urban cultural center rich with the incandescence of its past, a city of minarets and pigeons rising to the heavens during the dawn call to Muslim prayers, yet also a city of ATM machines and designer jeans. Turkish author Orhan Pamuk contributes a text excerpted from Istanbul, his critically acclaimed portrait of the city."--BOOK JACKET
Documenting disposable people : contemporary global slavery by Kevin Bales( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This photography project, organised by Hayward Touring in collaboration with the photographic agencies Autograph ABP and Magnum Photos, takes an in-depth look at the prevalence of slavery and injustice in the twenty-first century, through the lenses of eight internationally-acclaimed documentary photographers."--BOOK JACKET
Crossings : photographs from the U.S.-Mexico border by Alex Webb( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of colour images shows a terrain where cultural differences between the United States and Mexico are blurred, where wealth meets poverty, and all are transformed in the process
Amazon : from the floodplains to the clouds by Alex Webb( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amazon: From the Floodplains to the Clouds is photographer Alex Webb's compelling documentation of a voyage through the worlds of those who live along this immense waterway. The photographs reproduce a trip from the enormous Amazon delta in Brazil through Colombia to the icy ponds and streams by the slopes of Mount Mismi in Peru - the source of the river. Indigenous traditions and European influences intermingle and thrive throughout these countries. The lowlands are a diverse region of backwater ports and river villages overgrown into ramshackle towns and cities, as well as places of fantastic festivals, highlighted by costumes and parades. The Peruvian highlands are a world of harsh rock, bleak and bitter weather, and ongoing political strife
From the sunshine state : photographs of Florida by Alex Webb( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along the road in Big Pine Key, a nightclub dancer atop a tank of sharks, a mysterious hand reaching from a grave. But images more typically associated with Florida have their place as well: beach-front parties, miniature golf courses. Webb's accompanying text complements the photographs with a description of his physical and emotional journeys in the Sunshine State
Police! : a precinct at work by Sara Ann Friedman( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twenty-four hours at a New York City police precinct and describes the duties and attitudes of the various officers who work there
Violet isle by Alex Webb( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Violet Isle" is a little-known nickname for Cuba, inspired by its richly colored soil - one of the many qualities that make the country so seductive to photographers. This handsomely designed, slipcased edition offers an engaging, at times unsettling document of a country that, for the past 50 years, has remained in an economic, political, cultural and ecological bubble, isolated from the rest of the world (though it is unlikely to stay that way for much longer). The 70 images collected here are a collaboration between Magnum photographer Alex Webb, who captures Cuba's street life with his trademark attention to detail and color, and Rebecca Norris Webb, who focuses on the unique, quixotic collection of animals she found there. This volume is an insightful blend of two different photographic aesthetics. The famous travel writer Pico Iyer provides an accompanying essay."--Jacket
Memory City by Alex Webb( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb take an elegiac look at Rochester, New York. For this project, Alex took images with his last rolls of Kodachrome, a formerly vibrant color film that can now only be processed as black-and-white. The resulting photos have a weathered quality akin to a fading memory. Alex also took to the streets of Rochester and shot in digital color--work that punctuates the black and white work with images from his signature style. Rebecca, who still uses film for all her work, responded to the medium's uncertain future by creating an elegiac refrain of color still lifes and portraits of Rochester women past and present. Woven into the book are quotes by many of the famous writers and thinkers who have been connected to Rochester, including women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and poets John Ashbery and Ilya Kaminsky. And the authors have also created a timeline on the cultural history of the city that traces the evolution of a once-vibrant and now complex city."--
Making country furniture by Alex Webb( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suffering of light : thirty years of photographs by Alex Webb by Alex Webb( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Un divan à New York by Chantal Akerman( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Harriston ist ein renommierter Psychoanalytiker in New York, doch die endlosen Lamentos seiner Patienten haben ihn ausgelaugt. Er gibt spontan eine Anzeige auf und tauscht sein nobles Apartment an der Upper East Side mit der Wohnung der Pariser Tänzerin Beatrice Saulnier. Diesen Entschluss bereut er bald, als er ihr marodes Zimmer sieht. Außerdem wird seine ersehnte Ruhe durch Anrufe von Beatrices Verehrern gestört. Als dann noch ein Wasserrohr bricht, reist Henry überstürzt nach New York zurück. Geschockt muss er feststellen, dass Beatrice sich inzwischen mit ihrer Freundin Anne nicht nur bestens in seiner Wohnung eingelebt hat, sondern auch noch die Therapie seiner ahnungslosen Patienten übernimmt. Das Erschreckendste daran ist für Henry, dass es diesen seither deutlich besser zu gehen scheint. Henry will der Sache auf den Grund gehen und stellt sich Beatrice inkognito als neuer Patient vor. Durch sie findet Henry plötzlich Zugang zu lange verschütteten Schuldgefühlen und Ängsten. Beatrice verliebt sich in Henry, doch Anne warnt sie davor, die "Projektion" von Gefühlen miss zu verstehen und so die Therapie ihres "Patienten" zu gefährden. Quelle: 3sat, online
Alex Webb : fotografias, sala de exposiciones del Canal de Isabel II, Madrid, 27 de abril-29 de mayo by Alex Webb( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Otro Lado = The other side( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Webb introduces the vibrant personalities who populate the Mexico/U.S. border. He captures the odd panorama of the border - comical peddlers making deals with amused tourists, U.S. servicemen in search of tequila, and Mexicans furtively looking to get stateside. Many are caught, but they merely try again when released. The border is a constant flurry of activity which represents different things to different people - depending on which side you are on
Conversations with contemporary photographers by Nan Richardson( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations is a landmark series in photography, featuring extensive, in-depth interviews on aesthetics, craft, and culture with living masters and major international critics from Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including new interviews commissioned especially for this collection. The book traces the heritage of the medium in a fascinating dozen informal discourses and topics ranging from the personal to the political, covering intimate detail and theoretical background alike. Complete with biographies, bibliographies, and self-portraits of each featured artist, it is both a vital record of the best in contemporary photography and an engaging read
Champagne-Ardenne, Alsace, Lorraine by Philippe Claudel( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blay's guide to regional finance for industry and commerce( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Istanbul : city of a hundred names
Documenting disposable people : contemporary global slaveryCrossings : photographs from the U.S.-Mexico borderAmazon : from the floodplains to the cloudsFrom the sunshine state : photographs of FloridaViolet isleThe suffering of light : thirty years of photographs by Alex WebbConversations with contemporary photographers
Alternative Names
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Уэбб, Алекс

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