Alex Webb was born in 1952 in San Francisco and has been a Magnum member since 1976. His photographs have been published in magazines such as New York Times Magazine, Life and Geo. He has been awarded significant prizes and scholarships in both the USA and Europe and his works have been shown in group and solo exhibitions.
Alex Webb’s new form of photojournalism truly unfolded with his book project based on various regions of Central America. His photographs no longer served as a pure means of conveying the news, rather they were intensely telling stories, in a pictorial language, of his subjective experiences with the people and their every day lives.
In 1975 Alex web photographed Haiti. Impressed by the new feeling of freedom after the liberation from the dictator Duvaliers in 1986, he compiled his impressions of Haiti Libéré in the book “Under a Grudging Sun”. Webb does not catch the euphoria of the uprising and the escalation of violence with strikingly sensational images, rather he sensitizes the viewer with his richly detailed photos that tell stories on many different levels. Furthermore the exhibitions showed Photographs from Mexico.