Selected from photographs taken during the Webbs nearly 30-year friendship and later marriage and creative partnership, this group of 82 photographs are paired one of Alex's, one of Rebecca's to create a series of visual rhymes that talk to one ather often at a slant and in intriguing and revealing ways. Slant Rhymes is a conversation between two world rewned photographers, Magnum photographer Alex Webb and poet and photographer Rebecca Norris Webb, a married creative couple who have authored 18 books. Selected from photographs taken during the Webbs nearly 30-year friendship and later marriage and creative partnership, this group of 82 photographs are paired one of Alex s, one of Rebecca s to create a series of visual rhymes that talk to one ather often at a slant and in intriguing and revealing ways. Sometimes we find our photographic slant rhymes share a similar palette or tone or geometry, writes Alex Webb in the introduction to the book. Other times, our paired photographs strike a similar te often a penchant for surreal or surprising or enigmatic moments although often in two different keys. Made in some 15 countries, these photographs many of which have never before been published are interwoven with short text pieces written by the Webbs while they were working together and apart. Taken together, the work forms a kind unfinished love poem, told at a slant.
ALEX WEBB is best known for his vibrant and complex color photography, often made in Latin America and the Caribbean. He has published 15 books, including Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (with Rebecca Norris Webb) and The Suffering of Light, a collection of thirty years of his color work. Alex became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979. His work has been shown widely, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. He s received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. His work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and GEO, among other publications. REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: originally a poet, often interweaves her text and photographs in her six books, most notably with her monograph, My Dakota-an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly-with a solo exhibition of the work at The Cleveland Museum of Art in 2015. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, among other publications, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art, and George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY.