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Inside the Pages Author Series: Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

July 8 @ 5:00 pm

Wellfleet residents—Magnum photographer Alex Webb and photographer and poet Rebecca Norris Webb—will present a selection of work from their more than 20 books, which they’ve made both together and apart. This will include work from their first collaborative book and MFA Boston exhibition, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, and their new book, Waves, a pandemic logbook in words and photographs on Cape Cod. The slide presentation will also feature their solo work, including Alex’s La Calle: Photographs from Mexico, and Rebecca’s My Dakota, an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly. Their talk will be followed by a Q&A and book signing of Waves.

“Far from the vibrant urban worlds where I’ve often photographed, I followed the subtle movements of time and tide, wind and water. Meanwhile, Rebecca photographed the waves of light as they washed through our house of many windows—and wrote spare text pieces to try to emotionally navigate this unsettling time, when so many we know have been caught in its undertow.”
—Alex Webb, May 2021

Inspired by Virginia Woolf ’s novel The Waves, this collaborative project brings together the work of creative partners Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. This intimate collection serves as a pandemic logbook in words and images, created while the couple was largely sequestered on Cape Cod from March 2020 through May 2021. Rebecca provides original, hand-written poetry that punctuates her lyrical photographs and Alex’s panoramic seascapes. Their images serve as poignant meditations on what it means to be both deeply connected to the world around us and profoundly isolated from much that we hold dear.


July 8
5:00 pm


Wellfleet Preservation Hall
355 Main Street
Wellfleet, MA 02667 United States
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