Comitan, Mexico. 2007. From La Calle: Photographs from Mexico by Alex Webb
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Alex Webb
Statement from Alex Webb on the back of print Comitan, Mexico. 2007.
"...que busca? Tal vez busca su destino. Tal vez su destino es buscar."
...what is he searching for? Perhaps he searches for his destiny. Perhaps his destiny is to search.
-Octavio paz, El Laberinto de la Soledad. Quote selected by Alex Webb
Alex Webb is best known for his complex and vibrant colour photographs of serendipitous or enigmatic moments. Often in places with socio-political tensions. Over the past 45 years, Webb has worked in places as varied as the U.S. – Mexico border, Haiti, Istanbul, and, most recently, a number of U.S. cities. “My work is questioning and exploratory,” he says. “I believe in photographs that convey a certain level of ambiguity, that ask questions rather than provide answers.”
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