La Calle, Photographs from Mexico
Texts by Guillermo Arriaga, Alvaro Enrigue, Valeria Luiselli, Guadalupe Nettel, and Mónica de la Torre
La Calle chronicles more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning 1975 to 2007. Of the works Alex Webb says, “We come from a culture that in its roots comes out of Protestantism, capitalism and individualism... Mexico’s roots lie in Spanish Catholicism, the indigenous world and a communal culture. Mexican culture seems to embrace mystery.” It is this mystery that has enabled Webb to clearly channel the lush and vivid colors of life in Mexico in his work. Webb’s ability to distill gesture, light, and cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of mystery, irony, and humor.
86 four-color and black-and-white images
Copublished by Aperture and Televisa Foundation, 2016