Slant Rhymes

PublisherLa Fabrica
PhotographerAlex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
EditorLa Fabrica, Wah-Ming Chang
Date of PublicationMarch 2017
Location of PublicationMadrid, Spain
PrizeFinalist in Intersectional / Fine Art_I
Entry Description

'Slant Rhymes' is a conversation between two world-renowned photographers, Magnum photographer Alex Webb and poet and photographer Rebecca Norris Webb. Selected from photographs taken during the Webbs’ nearly 30-year friendship and later marriage and creative partnership, this group of 82 photographs are paired — one of Alex’s, one of Rebecca’s — to create a series of visual rhymes that talk to one another, often at a slant and in intriguing and revealing ways. Made in some 15 countries, these photographs — many of which have never before been published — are interwoven with short text pieces and poems written by the Webbs while they were working together and apart. Taken together, the work forms an unfinished love poem. “Sometimes we find our photographic slant rhymes share a similar palette or tone or geometry,” writes Alex Webb. “Other times, our paired photographs strike a similar note — often a penchant for surreal or enigmatic moments — although often in two different keys."