About the Book:
The Suffering of Light is 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 Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, "The Suffering of Light" provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master's prolific, 30-year career.
The photographs of Alex Webb (born 1952) have appeared in a wide range of publications, including "The New York Times Magazine," "Life," "Stern" and "National Geographic," and have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He is a recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000) and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas (2009). A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Webb lives in New York City.
About the Author:
Geoff Dyer (essay) is the author of four novels, a critical study of John Berger, and five genre-defying books, which include But Beautiful, awarded the Somerset Maugham Prize; Out of Sheer Rage, a National Book Critics Circle finalist; Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasi, and most recently, The Zone. He lives in London.
Name: The Suffering of light
Publisher: Aperture; First Edition edition (May 31, 2011)
Photographer: Alex Webb
Price: AED 275
Dimensions: 13.2 x 0.9 x 12.2 inches
Pages: 204 pages