Alex Webb (photographer)

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Alex Webb (born 5 May 1952, San Francisco, California) is a photojournalist associated with Magnum Photos. He has primarily worked in color, has published several books, and has contributed to such magazines as GEO, Time, and the New York Times Magazine.



Born in San Francisco, Webb was raised in New England.[1] Webb first became interested in photography as a high school student and in 1972 attended the Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, New York, where he met Magnum photographers Bruce Davidson and Charles Harbutt. He went on to study history and literature at Harvard University (graduating in 1974), but also studied photography at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. By 1974 he was working as a photojournalist and in 1976 he became an associate member of Magnum Photos. During this time he documented small-town life in the American South. He also did some work in the Caribbean and Mexico, which led him, in 1978, to begin working in color, which he has continued to do.[2]

Webb's work has been exhibited around the world, including at the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Photographic Arts, the International Center of Photography, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work is in numerous collections.[3] He has received commissions from the High Museum of Art as well as the Banesto Foundation in Spain.

Webb now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York[4] with his wife, Rebecca Norris Webb, who is also a photographer.






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