To pore through the pages of photographer Alex Webb's book, The Suffering of Light, is to witness a man's self-discovery and road to becoming one of America's pioneering modern artists. Primarily a black-and-white photographer early in his career, Alex visited Mexico and Haiti in the 1970s, where richly colorful cities and landscapes, tropical heat, and cultural tensions exposed an emotional rawness that only color photography could capture. In that realization, The Suffering of Light begins.
Spanning 30 years of his career in chronological order, the photos are deep in color and rhythm, amazingly timed, sometimes chaotic, but always beautiful. And alongside the images are the spare, perfect words of his friend, novelist Geoff Dyer. "Wherever he goes Webb always ends up in a Bermuda-shaped triangle," Dyer says, "where the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary and art blur and disappear." You'll be thrilled to add this book to your library.
Alex has received numerous awards including an NEA Grant, Guggenheim Fellowship and a Leica Medal of Excellence. He has published seven books and his work has appeared in New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and Life. His work can be seen in galleries worldwide.
Alex Webb was our Fall 2015 featured artist and we have sold out of our seasonal supply of his book, but you can purchase direct from his publisher. For more info, click here.