The vibrant photography of Alex Webb

It’s the one-year anniversary of Framework’s reFramed series, which highlights the perspective and work of top talents in the world of photography - and today’s subject is Magnum’s Alex Webb.

In a conversation with our own Barbara Davidson, Webb discussed his new book, “The Suffering of Light,” his tendency to photograph those on the outskirts of society and more:

Ultimately, I can’t fully explain why I have been drawn to borders and the edges of societies. Is it my fascination with uncertainty, tension, and complexity? Perhaps. That doesn’t, however, ultimately explain the obsession. After all, why should I be fascinated with such notions? What I do know is that I seem to come alive, photographically, in such places. The critic and photographer Max Kozloff once told me he thought I needed to be a little uncomfortable to photograph well.

I also wonder: If I fully understood my obsessions, perhaps they would cease to be obsessions?

See more of Webb’s work over at Framework.

Photos: Alex Webb, Magnum Photos

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