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The Suffering of Light

The Suffering Lights by Alex Webb

Thames & Hudson
The Suffering of Light
Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb
Alex Webb
Afterword by Geoff Dyer

204 pages
30.50 x 33.00 cm
ISBN 9780500543979
Published in 2011

Recognized as a pioneer of American colour photography, Alex Webb has since the 1970s consistently created photographs characterized by intense colour and light.

Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, The Suffering of Light is Webb’s first comprehensive monograph and provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master’s prolific, thirty-year career.

His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on many genres, including street photography, photojournalism and fine art, but as Webb says, ‘to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera.’

Gathering some of Alex Webb’s most iconic images The Suffering of Light brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalogue.