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TWO LOOKS: Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb Photographs

May 18 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

Alex Webb, Cahoon Hollow I, 2020

Together and apart, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb have published more than 20 books and exhibited their work extensively in the U.S. and internationally.

In this joint slide talk, the creative couple who live in Wellfleet will discuss the process of working collaboratively on books and exhibitions, as well as individually on their own projects. In doing so, they will put their most recent collaboration, Waves, in the context of some of their other projects from the past 15 years, including Alex’s new Aperture book, Dislocations, and Rebecca’s noted book, My Dakota. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, and book signing.

Included with Museum admission ($15, free for PAAM Members).


Alex Webb has published 17 photography books, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of 30 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. His work is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. 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 books are Dislocations (2023) and the collaborations Waves (2022) and Brooklyn: The City Within (2019) with Rebecca Norris Webb, the latter exhibited at the Museum of the City of New York.

Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb often interweaves her text and photographs in her nine photography books, most notably with her monograph, My Dakota—an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly—with a solo exhibition of the work at The Cleveland Museum of Art (2015), among other venues. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, 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. Norris Webb is a 2019 NEA grant recipient. Her first collaboration with Alex Webb, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, was exhibited at the MFA, Boston. Her upcoming tenth book, A Difficulty Is a Light, a hybrid poetry collection punctuated by 15 of her photographs, will be published by Chose Commune in Fall 2024, and exhibited at the Alessia Paladini Gallery in Milan.