The Suffering of Light series from Alex Webb, the outstanding photographer of the international photo agency MAGNUM, will be exhibited for the first time in Hungary by the cooperation of Kunsthalle and the Budapest Photo Festival. A 63-piece exhibition is the first major monograph of Webb, who is a true pioneer in the realm of modern color photography. The series, which was taken in several countries across three continents, includes his most famous images. Alex Webb is at the forefront of contemporary American photography. His photographs feature intense colors and a wonderful play between light and strong shadows. The pictures are complex and multilayered, their style combine street photography, reportage and fine art.
He was born in 1952 in San Francisco. His images were published in the most prominent magazines, like New York Times, LIFE, Stern, GEO and National Geographic. He was exhibited in the International Center of Photography in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, among others. Webb received numerous awards throughout his career, in between them the Leica Medal of Excellence in 2000 for his excellence in photography, and the renowned Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas prize in 2009 for sensitively depicting the life of children.
He became a member of MAGNUM PHOTOS in 1976, the agency was co-founded by Robert Capa back in 1947.
Webb currently lives in New York with his wife, Rebecca Norris Webb, who is also a photographer and a poet.
The exhibition is the highlighted program of the Budapest Photo Festival and was organized in cooperation with Műcsarnok, Kunsthalle. The exhibition is supported by the Embassy of the United States.
Curator: Klára Szarka photo historian
The Budapest Photo Festival is an annual city-wide exhibition series what represents the contemporary and classical values of the photography by the presence of the Hungarian and international art scene. The exhibitions were organized in cooperation with the museums, the galleries and the cultural institutions of Budapest.
The exhibition is the highlighted program of the Budapest Photo Festival and organized in cooperation with Műcsarnok, Kunsthalle Budapest. The exhibition is sponsored by the Embassy of the United States.