Alex Webb: Dislocations
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Alex Webb, Barcelona, Spain, 1992

Newly reimagined edition of Alex Webb’s long out-of-print Dislocations. Dislocations presents a contemporary update of Alex Webb’s long out-of-print 1998 book by the same name, which was first published by Harvard’s Film Study Center as an experiment in alternative book making. The book brought together pictures from the many disparate locations over Webb’s oeuvre, meditating on the act of photography as a form of dislocation in itself.

 

Alex Webb, Madrid, Spain, 1992 from Dislocations, 2023

Alex Webb, Milan 2016, from Dislocations, 2023

Alex Webb, Atlanta, 1996 from Dislocations, 2023

Alex Webb, Dallas, Texas, USA, 1981

Alex Webb, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. 1996

Alex Webb, Monterrey, Mexico, 1985 from Dislocations, 2023

Alex Webb, Seville, Spain, 1992, from Dislocations, 2023

Dislocations was instantly collectable and continues to be sought after today. Webb returned to the idea of dislocation during the pandemic, looking at images produced in the twenty years since the original publication – as well as looking back at that first edition.

Dislocations expands a beloved limited edition with unpublished images that speak to today’s sense of displacement. As a series of pictures that would have been impossible to create in a world dominated by closed borders and disrupted travel, it continues to resonate as the world resets.

 

 

Alex Webb, Dislocations, 2023 / Aperture

Alex Webb (born in San Francisco, 1952) has published more than fifteen books, including Aperture titles Brooklyn: The City Within (2019, with Rebecca Norris Webb), La Calle: Photographs from Mexico (2016), On Street Photography and the Poetic Image (2014, with Rebecca Norris Webb), and a survey of his color work, The Suffering of Light (2011). Webb has been a full member of Magnum Photos since 1979. His work has been shown widely, and he has received numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007.

 

Alex Webb: Dislocations
Hardcover, 11.8 x 10.2 in, 128 pages / Aperture, 2023
Number of images: 80
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