Alex Webb is best known for his luminous and complex color photographs, particularly of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Webb has published 17 books, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of 30 years of his color photographs and Memory City (with Rebecca Norris Webb) a meditation on film, time, and the city of Rochester, New York, Kodak’s longtime headquarters in the year after the company went bankrupt. His most recent books are La Calle: Photographs from Mexico and Slant Rhymes which was also a collaboration with Rebecca Norris Webb.
In 1974, the 22-year-old Webb, a MAGNUM PHOTOS nominee began working as a professional photojournalist including for The New York Times Magazine, Geo, Life and National Geographic.
Webb has exhibited in museums around the world including the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
He has received numerous awards and grants including a Hasselblad Foundation Grant in 1998, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1990, and the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2000. Alex Webb became a member of MAGNUM PHOTOS in 1979.