American, born 1952
Alex Webb was born in San Francisco in 1952 and is now based in Brooklyn, New York, where he lives with his wife and creative partner photographer Rebecca Norris Webb. One of the quintessential contemporary street photographers today, Alex Webb became a full member of Magnum Photos in 1979. His work has been exhibited at museums worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, among others. Webb’s work is represented in numerous prestigious museum collections such as the Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Webb has been the recipient of a number of awards and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007 and a Hasselblad Foundation Grant in 1998.
Alex Webb has published numerous monographs, including Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Brooklyn, The City Within (Aperture, 2019); Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba (Radius, 2018); Slant Rhymes (La Fábrica, 2017); La Calle: Photographs from Mexico (co-published by Aperture and Televisa Foundation in 2016); Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Memory City (Radius, 2014); Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb on Street Photography and the Poetic Image (2014, Aperture); and The Suffering of Light (Aperture, 2011), a quintessential survey of thirty years of his color work.
Alex Webb’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Geo Magazine and other publications.