Sunday, February 19, 2012

Alex Webb to speak at Ohio University

Come see Alex Webb speak at Baker Center Theater at Ohio University on
Wednesday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m.

This event is open to the public.

Alex Webb became interested in photography during high school and attended
the Apeiron Workshops in Millerton, New York, in 1972. He majored in history
and literature at Harvard University, at the same time studying photography
at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. In 1974 he began working as a
professional photojournalist and he joined Magnum Photos as an associate
member in 1976.

During the mid-1970s Webb photographed in the American south, documenting
small-town life in black and white. He also began working in the Caribbean
and Mexico. In 1978 he started to photograph in color, as he has continued
to do. He has published seven photography books, including Hot
Light/Half-Made Worlds: Photographs from the Tropics, Under A Grudging Sun,
Crossings, the limited edition artist book Dislocations and Istanbul: City
of a Hundred Names.

Webb received a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant in 1986, a National
Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1990, a Hasselblad Foundation Grant in
1998 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. He won the Leopold Godowsky Color
Photography Award in 1988, the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2000 and the
David Octavius Hill Award in 2002. His photographs have been the subject of
articles in Art in America and Modern Photography. He has exhibited widely
in the United States and Europe, in museums including the Walker Art Center,
the Museum of Photographic Arts, the International Center of Photography,
the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, and the
Whitney Museum of American Art.

Webb will be signing books and posters after his presentation.

I hope you can join us to meet one of the best photographer's of our time!

This event is sponsored by NPPAOU and is partially funded by SAC

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