brings life’s work
Alex Webb, whose photos have appeared in National Geographic,
Life and the New York Times magazines, will discuss
his work at 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 27 in Mendocino Hall 1003
at California State University, Sacramento.
The event, offered as part of the CSUS Visiting Artists Program,
will also feature an exhibit of Webb’s color photos from March
12 to April 1 in the Design Gallery, on the 4th floor of Mariposa
Hall. For exhibit hours, call 278-3962.
Webb became interested in photography in high school and majored
in history and literature at Harvard University before studying
photography at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. He began
working as a photojournalist in 1974 and has traveled extensively,
documenting small town life in black and white. While traveling
in the Caribbean and Mexico in the late 1970s, he began a body of
color work that continues to this day.
Webb is the author of five books and has received numerous grants
and awards for his work, including a National Endowment for the
Arts Fellowship and the Leica Medal of Excellence. Among the museums
that have exhibited his work are the Walker Art Center, the Museum
of Photographic Arts, the International Center for Photography and
the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The event is free and a reception will be held immediately after
the presentation. For media assistance, call the CSUS public affairs