FINDING YOUR VISION: MILAN 2024 Weekend Workshop with Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb


Weekend Workshop with Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb

Produced by RVM Hub
Friday Nov. 15, 6pm — Sunday Nov. 17, 6pm
Related Event A Difficulty Is a Light: exhibition opening and book signing at Alessia Paladini Gallery, Thursday evening, Nov. 14, 6-9pm
Workshop Limit 16
Workshop Cost € 600
Workshop Language English
Workshop Assistant Melissa Pallini
Location mare culturale urbano
Registration open Tuesday Jun 4, 2024


Do you know where you’re going next with your photography — or where it’s taking you? This intensive weekend workshop will help photographers begin to understand their own distinct way of seeing the world. It will also help photographers figure out their next step photographically — from deepening their own unique vision to the process of discovering and making a long-term project that they’re passionate about. A workshop for serious amateurs and professionals alike, it will be taught by Alex and Rebecca, a creative team who often edit projects and books together — including their book and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, exhibition, Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, and their recents books, Brooklyn: The City Within, and Waves.

Included in the workshop will be an editing exercise, either a photographing or editing (selecting and sequencing) assignment, as well as an optional pre-workshop assignment.

NOTE: This is a workshop for photographers who collaborate with the world, not for those who dramatically alter their photographs digitally.


Please contact RVM Hub here to reserve your spot:

Your workshop payment secures your place in the workshop.

A month before the workshop begins, Alex and Rebecca will be in touch with a final workshop schedule, and a gentle reminder of what to bring to the workshop.


Alex Webb has published more than 15 photography books, including The Suffering of Light, a survey book of thirty years of his color photographs. He’s exhibited at museums worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has been a Magnum Photos member since 1979, and his work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, and other publications. He has received numerous awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007. His other books include La Calle: Photographs from Mexico and the collaborations with Rebecca Norris Webb: Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, exhibited at the MFA, Boston; Brooklyn: The City Within, shown at the Museum of the City of New York; and most recently, Waves (Radius, 2022), exhibited at the Provincetown Arts Association and Museum (PAAM). His most recent book, Dislocations, was published by Aperture in fall 2023. Webb is currently working on a project on U.S. cities.

Originally a poet, Rebecca Norris Webb often interweaves her text and photographs in her nine books, most notably in her monograph, My Dakota — an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly — for which a solo exhibition of the work appeared at The Cleveland Museum of Art in summer 2015, among other venues. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, and National Geographic, and is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, New York. A 2019 NEA grant recipient, her 10th book will be released from Chose Commune is fall 2024, called A Difficulty Is a Light, a hybrid poetry book punctuated by fifteen of her photographs, with an accompanying exhibition at the Alessia Paladini Gallery in Milan, Italy. Norris Webb is currently working on an ongoing series of photographs in the Dakotas, called Badlands, as well as her upcoming book, Glimmerings, a selection of some thirty years of her photographs.