Alex Webb is an American photographer known for his vibrant and complex color images. He has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1976 and has published several books of his work.
Born in San Francisco in 1952, Webb was raised in a family of photographers. His father, who worked as a photojournalist for the Associated Press, introduced him to photography at an early age. After graduating from high school, he attended Harvard University where he studied history and literature.
In 1975, Webb moved to New York City to pursue a career in photography. He began working as an assistant to renowned photographer Ernst Haas and soon developed his own style of street photography. His work often features vivid colors and complex compositions that capture the energy of everyday life in cities around the world.
Throughout his career, Webb has traveled extensively throughout Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States. He has published several books including The Suffering of Light (2011), Memory City (2015), and Alex Webb: On Street Photography and the Poetic Image (2018). His photographs have been exhibited at galleries around the world including The Museum of Modern Art in New York City and The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.
In addition to his photographic work, Webb is also an educator who has taught workshops at institutions such as Harvard University and The International Center for Photography in New York City. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife Rebecca Norris Webb who is also a photographer.