The Suffering of Light : Photographs by Alex Webb
The Suffering of Light : Photographs by Alex Webb
The Suffering of Light : Photographs by Alex Webb
The Suffering of Light : Photographs by Alex Webb
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Aperture

The Suffering of Light : Photographs by Alex Webb

The first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb. Gathering some of his most iconic images - many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth - this exquisite book brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalog.

Recognized as a pioneer of American color photography, since the 1970s, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art, but as Webb claims, “to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.” Webb’s ability to distill gesture, color, and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony, and humor. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master’s prolific, thirty-year career.

    • Photographs by Alex Webb
    • Foreward by Geoff Dyer
    • Includes 115 color images.
    • Published in 2011 by Aperture.
    • Hardcover / 13" x 12" / 204 pages

    ALEX WEBB

    Alex Webb was born in San Francisco in 1952. His photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Life, Stern, and National Geographic and exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the International Center of Photography and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He is a recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000) and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas (2009). Webb, a member of Magnum Photos since 1976, lives in New York City.

    GEOFF DYER

    Geoff Dyer is the author of "Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, "among other novels, and several nonfiction books, including "Out of Sheer Rage". He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012 for "Otherwise Known as the Human Condition". He lives in Los Angeles.

    APERTURE

    Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

    Due to COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety and health of our customers and those around us, and you may experience some shipping delays.

    All orders are typically processed between 2 to 5 business days*, and shipped via your choice of shipping method and delivery speed. If you are eligible for our Free Domestic Shipping option (view details here), your order will be shipped via standard USPS or UPS shipping, and may take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days, depending on your location in the country. Once your order is prepared for shipment, you will receive an email confirmation with the tracking information and the expected delivery date.

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    DETAILS

      • Photographs by Alex Webb
      • Foreward by Geoff Dyer
      • Includes 115 color images.
      • Published in 2011 by Aperture.
      • Hardcover / 13" x 12" / 204 pages

      ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER + AUTHOR

      ALEX WEBB

      Alex Webb was born in San Francisco in 1952. His photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Life, Stern, and National Geographic and exhibited at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the International Center of Photography and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He is a recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000) and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas (2009). Webb, a member of Magnum Photos since 1976, lives in New York City.

      GEOFF DYER

      Geoff Dyer is the author of "Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, "among other novels, and several nonfiction books, including "Out of Sheer Rage". He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2012 for "Otherwise Known as the Human Condition". He lives in Los Angeles.

      ABOUT THE PUBLISHER

      APERTURE

      Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

      SHIPPING + DELIVERY

      Due to COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety and health of our customers and those around us, and you may experience some shipping delays.

      All orders are typically processed between 2 to 5 business days*, and shipped via your choice of shipping method and delivery speed. If you are eligible for our Free Domestic Shipping option (view details here), your order will be shipped via standard USPS or UPS shipping, and may take anywhere from 2 to 10 business days, depending on your location in the country. Once your order is prepared for shipment, you will receive an email confirmation with the tracking information and the expected delivery date.

      By default, ALL orders are sent without the requirement of a signature for delivery. Should you like to require a signature, please make note of it in the Notes section of your Cart prior to check-out or send an email to hello@shopwhyl.com and reference your Order Number.

      *Please note that during particularly busy seasons, such as during the holidays, orders may take additional time to process.

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