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Title La Calle : photographs from Mexico / Alex Webb ; texts by Guillermo Arriaga, Álvaro Enrigue, Valeria Luiselli, Guadalupe Nettel, and Mónica de la Torre
Imprint New York : Aperture ; [Mexico] : Fundación Televisa, 2016

 Stadsbibl:Ljusets kalender vån 2 Konst, foto, musik, film, teater, sport  779.092 Webb engelska    CHECK SHELF  ---
Edition First edition
Descript 168 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Note La Calle brings together more than thirty years of photography from the streets of Mexico by Alex Webb, spanning 1975 to 2007. Whether in black and white or color, Webb's richly layered and complex compositions touch on multiple genres. As Geoff Dyer writes, "Wherever he goes, Webb always ends up in a Bermuda-shaped triangle where the distinctions between photojournalism, documentary, and art blur and disappear." Webb's ability to distill gesture, light, and cultural tensions into single, beguiling frames results in evocative images that convey a sense of mystery, irony, and humor. Following an initial trip in the mid-1970s, Webb returned frequently to Mexico, working intensely on the U.S.-Mexico border and into southern Mexico throughout the 1980s and '90s, inspired by what poet Octavio Paz calls "Mexicanism--delight in decorations, carelessness and pomp, negligence, passion, and reserve." La Calle presents a commemoration of the Mexican street as a sociopolitical bellwether--albeit one that has undergone significant transformation since Webb's first trips to the country. Newly commissioned pieces from noted Mexican and Mexican American authors lend further insight into the roles the streets have played for generations: part arterial network, part historical palimpsest, and part absurdist theater of the everyday.--Publisher website
Subject Gatufotografi
Webb, Alex, 1952- -- Exhibitions
Street photography -- Exhibitions
Mexico -- Pictorial works
Pictorial works.
Exhibition catalogs.
Classmark 779.092
Alt Auth Webb, Alex, 1952- Photographs. Selection
Arriaga, Guillermo, contributor
Enrigue, Álvaro, contributor
Luiselli, Valeria, contributor
Nettel, Guadalupe, contributor
Torre, Mónica de la, contributor
ISBN/ISSN 9781597113717 hardcover
1597113719 hardcover
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