Alex Webb Opens Last Week-Join Saturday for an Exhibition Tour

Last Thursday night, Aperture Gallery hosted an Opening Reception to celebrate Alex Webb‘s exhibition The Suffering of Light. Corresponding to the monograph of the same name, The Suffering of Light is a comprehensive look at over 30 years of Webb’s vibrant color photographs. Taken in international locales from India to Haiti, Webb’s photographs bridge the gap between street photography, photojournalism and fine art photography genres. The exhibition will be on view at Aperture Gallery through January 19, 2012.

Alex Webb will give a walkthrough of the exhibition this Saturday, December 17, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm at Aperture Gallery. The tour is FREE and open to the public.

In the Gallery Bookstore, Aperture is also presenting work by David Favrod, winner of our 2010 Portfolio Prize. in his first New York solo show. In his series Gaijin—which means foreign or alien—Favrod imagines his own personal Japan within Switzerland, playing on visual clichés of Japanese culture and recreating scenes from his childhood memories of Japan.

Photographer Alex Webb with Rebecca Norris Webb

Alex Webb signs his monograph The Suffering of Light.

Aperture’s Executive Director Chris Boot on right

A guest reads a copy of The Photobook Review, Aperture Foundation’s brand new bi-annual publication. Stop by the bookstore to pick up your copy before they run out! Stay tuned to find out when the digital version becomes available.