Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb
DATES: August 17 – 21, 2015
SKILL LEVEL: II – IV
CONCEPT: Explore the world through the lens of photography in a direct and spontaneous way. The emphasis of this workshop is on the creation of a unique way of seeing along with an intuitive way of editing. We investigate the emotional and psychological implications of working in color vs. black and white, how to photograph in a culture other than our own, the difference between images in a book and on the wall and how projects can evolve into books and exhibitions.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: Students use digital SLR cameras and Adobe Lightroom.
ACTIVITIES: We participate in both assigned and self-directed photography. The instructors guide group and individual reviews.
FACULTY: Magnum photographer Alex Webb has published nine books, including most recently, The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs (Aperture Books, 2011). His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and National Geographic.
His wife and creative partner, photographer Rebecca Norris Webb, has published three books that deal with complicated relationships between people and the natural world, including her new book, My Dakota, which is about the West and its weathers and an elegy for a lost brother (Radius Books, 2012). Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the George Eastman House Museum and has appeared on Time Lightbox and TimeMachine. www.webbnorriswebb.co
Tuition: $1145 OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1345
Studio Fee: $100