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Alex Webb/Rebecca Norris Webb  Together & apart, Alex & Rebecca have authored 18 books, including The Suffering of Light (AW), My Dakota (RNW), La Calle (AW) & Slant Rhymes (AW/RNW)

There is one difference left between us.
You have a tenderness grown weary
and I have a weariness grown tender.
—Cuban poet Dulce Maria Loynaz, translated by James O’Connor. Photo, Rebecca Norris Webb, Havana, Cuba, 2008, from Violet Isle exhibition @radius.books, opening reception, Friday, April 20th, 6-630pm, at 227 E. Palace, Santa Fe, followed by our joint lecture, "On Cuba and Collaboration," 630-8pm. Space is limited, so please RSVP Radius at 505-983-4068. #radiusbooks #violetisle

For those in Santa Fe on Friday (April 20th), please join us in celebrating our Violet Isle exhibition @radius.books, 227 E. Palace Ave., 6-6:30pm, followed by our joint lecture, “On Cuba and Collaboration," and book signing of our newly released 2nd edition of Violet Isle, 6:30-8pm. All events are free, but space is limited, so please RSVP Radius by calling 505-983-4068. FIRST PHOTO: Alex Webb, Havana, Cuba, 2001; SECOND PHOTO (swipe left), Tern, Gibara, Cuba, 2008; both from Violet Isle, 2nd edition, @radius.books

“…I feel I have found a place in the West for my West, and the legitimating of a lifelong intuition of mine that the spirit of this place is, as spirits go, mysterious, aloof, and rapturously gentle.” –Marilynne Robinson.
Alex and I are delighted and honored to be in Denver to give the Anderman Photography Lecture tonight @denverartmuseum at 7pm. See link in our profile for details.--Rebecca. Photo: Rebecca Norris Webb, Badlands, from My Dakota @radius.books.

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Attention Photographers: ONE DAY left to register for @webb_norriswebb’s 1st Vancouver workshop next month!
Grab 1 of the few remaining seats by SUNDAY, APRIL 15! Register at link in @fotofilmic bio ✨
Photos © Alex Webb, 'Havana, Cuba, 1993' (top) & © Rebecca Norris Webb 'Havana, Cuba, 2008' (bottom), both from the recently released second edition of 'Violet Isle' book from @radius.books (soon available at the FotoFilmic Store)

Over the years, I’ve found those Western skies have taught me everything I know about blue.—RNW

Heading West soon, Alex and I are looking forward to seeing some of you at our Anderman Photography Lecture @denverartmuseum, Hamilton Hall, on Tuesday, April 17, 7-8:30pm. Photo: Rebecca Norris Webb, “The Sky Below,” from “My Dakota” @radius.books. #denverartmuseum #andermanphotographylecture

LAST CHANCE: Weekend Master Class in Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 19-20. See link in profile @fotofilmic to sign up for one of the last spots, or DM @fotofilmic. Application deadline: Sunday, April 15. Photo: Alex Webb, Naco, Mexico, 1979, from La Calle @aperturefnd @stephenbulgergallery #webbworkshop #alexwebb #lacalle #findingyourvision_vancouver

Just off the highway to Rochester, Minnesota,
Twilight bounds softly forth on the grass.
And the eyes of those two Indian ponies
Darken with kindness.
They have come gladly out of the willows
To welcome my friend and me.
We step over the barbed wire into the pasture
Where they have been grazing all day, alone.
They ripple tensely, they can hardly contain their happiness
That we have come.
They bow shyly as wet swans. They love each other.
There is no loneliness like theirs.
At home once more,
They begin munching the young tufts of spring in the darkness.
I would like to hold the slenderer one in my arms,
For she has walked over to me
And nuzzled my left hand.
She is black and white,
Her mane falls wild on her forehead,
And the light breeze moves me to caress her long ear
That is delicate as the skin over a girl’s wrist.
Suddenly I realize
That if I stepped out of my body I would break
Into blossom.
—James Wright. Photograph: Rebecca Norris Webb, Blossoms, Brooklyn, from
The City Within (with Alex Webb), upcoming in Fall 2019

Book Signing @aperturefnd today! From 3-4:00pm today (Sat. April 7th) we’ll be at Aperture, Booth 95, at AIPAD (Pier 94, NYC) to sign copies of all of our Aperture books. Rebecca and I hope we’ll see some of then.—Alex Webb. Photo: Alex Webb, Ajijic, Mexico, from “La Calle: Photographs from Mexico” @aperturefnd @robertkleingallery #lacalle #alexwebb

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For the past 20 years, my creative obsession has been exploring how text and photographs can illuminate each other in bookmaking. Originally a poet, I think I was initially drawn to photography because the two seemed to be sister arts, sharing some of the same preoccupations with time and death and the elusive moment. Although I’d explored interweaving my prose poems and photographs in my first book, “The Glass Between Us,” it was only in my third book, “My Dakota,” that I felt that I had finally found my way. Sequencing and designing this book of the road trip of my grief for my brother, it helped that my navigator was David Chickey. He encouraged me handwrite my spare text in pencil (the way I write in my notebooks) and to pull each interrelated poem through the book, page by page, line by line, like the centerline of those back roads I'd followed restlessly through the prairies and badlands of South Dakota when I was lost in my darkest grief.—Rebecca Norris Webb @webb_norriswebb. First Photo: Drive: Book Spread 1; Second Photo (swipe left) Drive: Book Spread 2; Third Photo (swipe left again): Drive: Book Spread 3; all from My Dakota @radius.books. #radiusbooks #mydakota #rebeccanorriswebb

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Welcome to the second day of our radius.books takeover. In celebration of our newly released 2nd edition of “Violet Isle,” Rebecca and I are discussing bookmaking with Radius Books these past 10 years. For those in NY, we hope to see some of you at our book signing at the Radius Books booth (Booth 90) at AIPAD from 4-5 pm today. (To reserve a signed book, please DM Megan @radius.books)
Rebecca and I have made some 18 books between the two of us, but we agree that “Violet Isle” has the most unique and special cover of any of our books. In creating “Violet Isle’s” rough cardboard slipcase, David Chickey was referencing this Cuban tradition of hand-made books. In Matanzas, Cuba, east of Havana, there is a bookmaking workshop, “Ediciones Vigia,” where they make books from everyday materials—out of string, cardboard, shoeboxes—they even write books on umbrellas and kites, some examples we've included in this slide show, which you can access by swiping left. —Alex Webb @webb_norriswebb. First Photo: Alex Webb, Havana, 2004, from “Violet Isle”; Second Photo (swipe left) “Violet Isle’s” cardboard slipcase; Third Photo (swipe left again): Shoebox Book, Ediciones Vigia, Cuba; Fourth Photo (swipe left again): Umbrella Book, Ediciones Vigia, Cuba; Fifth Photo (swipe left again): Ediciones Vigia, Cuba.
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For what better measure of a man than those he cared for--and those who cared for him? Swipe left for "In the Room," this photo's accompanying text piece that I'm dedicating today to my country doctor father on his 98th birthday. Photo: Rebecca Norris Webb from Night Calls.

Photo: Alex Webb, Grenada, 1979, from The Suffering of Light @aperturefnd #thesufferingoflight #alexwebb

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