The Suffering of Light

Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb

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ISBN: 9780500543979
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Published: 31 May, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Links Australian Libraries (Trove)

Gathering some of Alex Webbs most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, The Suffering of Light brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalogue. Recognized as a pioneer of American colour photography, Webb has since the 1970s consistently created photographs characterized by intense colour 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. Webbs ability to distil gesture, colour and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony and humour. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light is Webbs first comprehensive monograph and provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern masters prolific, thirty-year career.

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