search for books and compare prices
cover image
The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs by Alex Webb
By Alex Webb (photographer) and Geoff Dyer ( (other contributor))
The price is the lowest for any condition, which may be new or used; other conditions may also be available. Rental copies must be returned at the end of the designated period, and may involve a deposit.
Jump down to see edition details for: Hardcover
Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Aperture
Publication date May 31, 2011
Pages 203
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781597111737
ISBN-10 1597111732
Dimensions 0.75 by 13.25 by 12.50 in.
Weight 5 lbs.
Original list price $65.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: "The Suffering of Light" is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb. 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 American color photography since the 1970s, 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, but as Webb claims, "to me it all is photography. You have to go out and explore the world with a camera." 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. Featuring key works alongside previously unpublished photographs, "The Suffering of Light" provides the most thorough examination to date of this modern master's prolific, 30-year career.
The photographs of Alex Webb (born 1952) have appeared in a wide range of publications, including "The New York Times Magazine," "Life," "Stern" and "National Geographic," and have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He is a recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000) and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas (2009). A member of Magnum Photos since 1976, Webb lives in New York City.

Book cover for 9781597111737
The price comparison is for this edition
from Aperture (May 31, 2011)
9781597111737 | details & prices | 203 pages | 13.25 × 12.50 × 0.75 in. | 5.05 lbs | List price $65.00
About: "The Suffering of Light" is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb.

Pricing is shown for items sent to or within the U.S., excluding shipping and tax. Please consult the store to determine exact fees. No warranties are made express or implied about the accuracy, timeliness, merit, or value of the information provided. Information subject to change without notice. is not a bookseller, just an information source.