Violet Isle

by Alex webb|rebecca norris webb



Violet Isle by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. 2018 edition. Large format slipcased paperback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Violet Isle

In Spanish, the word “esperando” means both “waiting” and “hoping,” a layered meaning that starts to get at the feel of the Cuba I’ve photographed since 1993. But what are the Cuban people waiting and hoping for? What lies ahead for this complicated and vibrant island? —Alex Webb. “I have three rooms in my house,” a soft-spoken Habanero who raises cockatiels and lovebirds and parakeets told me during a recent trip to Cuba. “Two are for my birds, and one is for my wife and me.”—Rebecca Norris Webb.

Artist Bio

Alex Webb is best known for his complex and vibrant color 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.” Rebecca Norris Webb (born 1956) is an American photographer. Originally a poet, her seven books often combine both text and images. For the past 20 years, she’s lived in Brooklyn with Alex Webb, and together they teach photography workshops for museums, universities, and also arts organizations around the world.

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