Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico Exhibtion and Book Launch at Aperture Gallery September 7 to October 26, 2016

Nuevo Laredo Mexico, 1996 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos 
"La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning from 1975 to 2007.... Following an initial trip in the mid-1970s, Webb returned frequently to Mexico, working intensely on the U.S.–Mexico border and into southern Mexico throughout the 1980s and ’90s, inspired by what poet Octavio Paz calls “Mexicanism—delight in decorations, carelessness and pomp, negligence, passion, and reserve.” La Calle presents a commemoration of the Mexican street as a sociopolitical bellwether—albeit one that has undergone significant transformation since Webb’s first trips to the country."

Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico
September 7th to October 26th, 2016


Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7: 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Aperture Foundation

547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10001
Phone: 212.505.5555

Aperture Gallery hours:
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Accompanying publication:

Alex Webb: La Calle, Photographs from Mexico 
(Aperture/Televisa Foundation, 2016), texts by Guillermo Arriaga, Álvaro Enrigue, Valeria Luiselli, Guadalupe Nettel, and Mónica de la Torre

Accompanying workshop:
Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb: Finding Your Vision, Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, 2016. Please visit  aperture.org/workshops-classes/webb2016/ for more information.
For more information please visit:  www.aperture.org

Alex Webb artist page: www.bulgergallery.com

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