The Suffering of Light

The Suffering of Light

Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb

  1. Alex Webb
  2. Afterword by Geoff Dyer
  • ISBN 9780500543979
  • 30.50 x 33.00 cm
  • Quarter bound/PLC (no jacket)
  • 204pp
  • Illustrated in colour throughout
  • First published 2011
‘Colour-bright, intriguingly composed wonders, full of life and awe’ – Harper’s Bazaar
‘The first book to truly explore Webb’s 30-year career in depth … a thorough exploration of Webb’s work and well worth its price tag’ – Amateur Photographer
‘Shows how Webb’s images find humour, sadness, politics and beauty on every corner’ – Metro
‘An extraordinary collection of images … Webb is a sympathetic observer whose work presents an entire world-view’ – Time Out
‘… beautifully laid-out sequences with full-page reproductions of Webb’s remarkable, multi-layered and astutely composed photographs steeped in light and shadow and saturated with colour ... a visual banquet’- The Art Newspaper

Recognized as a pioneer of American colour photography, Alex Webb has since the 1970s consistently created photographs characterized by intense colour and light.

Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light is Webb’s first comprehensive monograph and provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master’s prolific, thirty-year career.

His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on many genres, including street photography, photojournalism and fine art, but as Webb says, ‘to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.’

Gathering some of Alex Webb’s most iconic images The Suffering of Light brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalogue.

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Art Photography Now
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