Rebecca Norris Webb, ‘In the Rain by Rebecca Norris Webb and Coney Island by Alex Webb from Aperture's forthcoming book: Brooklyn: The City Within’, Photography, Type C print, Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction
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In the Rain by Rebecca Norris Webb and Coney Island by Alex Webb from Aperture's forthcoming book: Brooklyn: The City Within

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9 × 13 in
22.9 × 33 cm
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Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction

Left: 2017; Right 2015

Aperture special edition

Paper size 11 x 14 in.

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Rebecca Norris Webb
American, b. 1956
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A poet and photographer, Rebecca Norris Webb unearths the elegiac qualities and forgotten narratives tied to specific locations, pointing her lens at seemingly unremarkable sights from unusual vantage points. In the “My Dakota” series, she processed her upbringing and brother’s death through the landscape of South Dakota, while her work in Rochester, New York, explores the city’s lesser-known feminist history. “It’s taken me much of life to understand and accept that my images are wiser than I am,” she has said. “It often takes me weeks and sometimes months to understand what they are trying to say to me.” Norris Webb has published several books that combine her photography and poetry.

Alex Webb
American, b. 1952
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Under any rubric, Alex Webb is a photojournalist, yet his work transcends the typical standards of the genre. Webb ventures to places that are unlikely candidates for street photography, places that he feels contain intriguing sociopolitical tensions and clashes of culture. For 30 years, Webb has captured images across the world that are humorous and enigmatic documentations of life in the streets—often, unpaved—which greatly differ from his private New England upbringing. After receiving his bachelor's degree in history and literature alongside photography study at Harvard, Webb became an associate member of Magnum Photos in 1976 and practiced street photography in New York. Inspired by Graham Greene's book The Comedians set in Haiti, Webb began traveling throughout the Caribbean and border towns of Mexico, switching between black-and-white and color film.

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Aperture special edition

Paper size 11 x 14 in.

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Rebecca Norris Webb
American, b. 1956
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A poet and photographer, Rebecca Norris Webb unearths the elegiac qualities and forgotten narratives tied to specific locations, pointing her lens at seemingly unremarkable sights from unusual vantage points. In the “My Dakota” series, she processed her upbringing and brother’s death through the landscape of South Dakota, while her work in Rochester, New York, explores the city’s lesser-known feminist history. “It’s taken me much of life to understand and accept that my images are wiser than I am,” she has said. “It often takes me weeks and sometimes months to understand what they are trying to say to me.” Norris Webb has published several books that combine her photography and poetry.

Alex Webb
American, b. 1952
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Under any rubric, Alex Webb is a photojournalist, yet his work transcends the typical standards of the genre. Webb ventures to places that are unlikely candidates for street photography, places that he feels contain intriguing sociopolitical tensions and clashes of culture. For 30 years, Webb has captured images across the world that are humorous and enigmatic documentations of life in the streets—often, unpaved—which greatly differ from his private New England upbringing. After receiving his bachelor's degree in history and literature alongside photography study at Harvard, Webb became an associate member of Magnum Photos in 1976 and practiced street photography in New York. Inspired by Graham Greene's book The Comedians set in Haiti, Webb began traveling throughout the Caribbean and border towns of Mexico, switching between black-and-white and color film.

In the Rain by Rebecca Norris Webb and Coney Island by Alex Webb from Aperture's forthcoming book: Brooklyn: The City Within

Type C print
9 × 13 in
22.9 × 33 cm
.
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