“My most basic process as a photographer is to wander, allowing the camera and my experiences to lead me where they will. I try to arrive initially in a situation, or a place, with as few rational preconceptions as possible. Of course, that is ultimately impossible; we all are conditioned by our culture, our education, our experiences — what makes us who we are. Nonetheless, I make an effort to be as open as possible to alternative possibilities, possibilities that may contradict what I rationally might expect.” 

Alex Webb was born in San Francisco in 1952 and studied at Harvard University. Webb's work has been exhibited at the International Center for Photography, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He is the recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000), and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas (2009). Webb has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1976 and currently lives in New York City. 


Selected Collections: 

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NY 

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX 

Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY 

Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 

International Center of Photography, New York City, NY 

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA