The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb

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Hardback, 204 pages
Publisher: Aperture (May 2011)
ISBN: 9780500543979
Language: English
Selected by Tank

Alex Webb is America’s great pioneer of colour photography and this first monograph is a rich and intense, brightly coloured survey of his prolific, 30-year career. Richly layered and with complex composition, his work ranges across street photography, reportage and fine art with a sense of humour and irony. But as Webb puts it, “To me it all is photography – you have to go out and explore the world with a camera.”

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Tank _summer 16_books _13Alex Webb, Fort Sherman, Panama, 1999. Photograph © Alex Webb/Magnum Photos 

Tank _summer 16_books _14Alex Webb, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, 1993. Photograph © Alex Webb/Magnum Photos