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Webb, Alex (Photographer) & Dyer, Geoff (Contributor). THE SUFFERING OF LIGHT: PHOTOGRAPHS BY ALEX WEBB. New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 180 pages. As New.

Retrospective Monograph on subject. One of the most important and most beautiful photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Alex Webb and David Chickey: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with orange cloth fore-edge overboards and titles on the cover and spine, as issued. The book weighs 7 pounds. Photographs and text by Alex Webb. Essay by the great British novelist and critic Geoff Dyer. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Alex Webb's "The Suffering of Light". Some of his finest and most representative images, culled from a long and brilliant career, and enhanced with photographs that appear in published form for the very first time. "Gathering some of his most iconic images, many of which were taken in the far corners of the earth, this exquisite book brings a fresh perspective to his extensive catalog. Recognized as a pioneer of color photography since the 1970's, Webb has consistently created photographs characterized by intense color and light. His work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres, including street photography, photojournalism, and fine art. Webb's ability to distill gesture, color, and contrasting cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of enigma, irony, and humor" (Aperture Foundation). As a serious photographer who works in color, Alex Webb has few peers. His unerring eye for color, compositional brilliance, and admirable composure in the face of his often harrowing subject, the chaos called modern life, are regarded by many commentators and admirers as being on the same level of achievement as Miguel Rio Branco, one of the greatest Latin-American photographers of our time. An absolute "must-have" title for Alex Webb collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and inscribed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by Alex Webb. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named, who is a Chicago-based photography expert and important artist/painter. This title is a contemporary photography classic. This is one of very few such signed and inscribed copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This book remains available in multiple subsequent printings. Signed copies of the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Printings (as of 2016) have no collectible value. A rare signed copy thus. Winner of the Overseas Press Club Award in 1980. Recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2000 and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas in 2009. One of the greatest photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ALEX WEBB AND MIGUEL RIO BRANCO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1597111732. $200.00

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