WEBB, ALEX

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RADIUS BOOKS

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Hardcover, 9.75 x 12.25 in. / 172 pgs / 45 color / 20 bw.

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PUB DATE 6/30/2014
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Rochester, NY
Visual Studies Workshop, 04/14

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Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Memory City

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"South Wedge," by Rebecca Norris Webb, is reproduced from <I>Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Memory City</I>.Located in Rochester, New York, Eastman Kodak was one of the world’s leading manufacturers of photographic film for 125 years. Following the company’s declaration of bankruptcy in 2012, photographers Alex Webb (born 1952) and Rebecca Norris Webb (born 1956) traveled to Rochester to capture images of the city during the twilight of Kodak’s existence. Memory City responds to the uncertain future of Kodak film as a medium by presenting a view of Rochester that reflects the city’s prosperous past and current troubles. Usually known for his color work, for this project Alex Webb used his final rolls of Kodachrome--a color film now only able to be processed in black and white--to capture Rochester’s fading grandeur. He also photographed the city’s streets in digital color. Rebecca’s photographs consist of color portraits and still-lifes of Rochester’s women, both young and old, taken using Portra--one of Kodak’s last films. For this publication, the artists have also created a timeline of Rochester’s cultural history, tracing the evolution of the complex, once-vibrant city. This book also contains quotations from many of the famous writers and thinkers who have been connected to Rochester and its environs, including women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and poets John Ashbery and Ilya Kaminsky.

"South Wedge," by Rebecca Norris Webb, is reproduced from Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Memory City.

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Rebecca Robertson

Rochester, in upstate New York, has been the home of Kodak since the company’s start in 1888. When it declared bankruptcy in 2012, Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb decided to use film made by the company to shoot the city. For the project, Webb used his last rolls of Kodachrome, the famous but now-discontinued film, developing it as hazy black and white since its special color process is no longer available. The results look like any struggling but hopeful city, quiet but proud.

American Photo Magazine

Jill C. Shomer

For their project Memory City, photographers Rebecca Norris Webb and her husband Alex Webb traveled to Rochester, New York—the home of Eastman Kodak for 125 years—to document the city in the wake of the company’s bankruptcy in 2012 and to pay tribute to their respective relationships to analog imagery.

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Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Memory City

ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: MEMORY CITY

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ISBN: 9781934435762 | US $60.00

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Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light

ALEX WEBB: THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT

Text by Geoff Dyer.

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ISBN: 9781597111737 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 5/31/2011
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Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle

ALEX WEBB & REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: VIOLET ISLE

Text by Pico Iyer.

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ISBN: 9781934435182 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 11/30/2009
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Alex Webb: Istanbul

ALEX WEBB: ISTANBUL

Text by Orhan Pamuk.

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ISBN: 9781597110341 | US $50.00

Pub Date: 5/1/2007
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