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Memory City By Alex Webb

Memory City by Alex Webb

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Summary

For this project, the author took photographs of Rochester, New York, with his last rolls of Kodachrome, a formerly vibrant colour film that can now only be processed as black-and-white. This book deals with his works.

Memory City Summary

Memory City: The Fading Days of Film by Alex Webb

For this project, Alex Webb took photographs of Rochester, New York, with his last rolls of Kodachrome, a formerly vibrant colour film that can now only be processed as black-and-white. The resulting photographs, taken during what may be the last days of film as we know it, are a meditation on film, memory, time and the city itself; they have a weathered quality akin to a fading memory. Alex also took some shots in digital colour, which punctuate the black-and-white work with images in his signature style. Rebecca, who still uses film for all her work, responded to the medium's uncertain future by creating a melancholy refrain of colour still-lifes and portraits of Rochester women past and present

Memory City Reviews

'Really good. Alex Webb has an expert eye for framing a fleeting moment ... a masterclass in observation and context ... the book is charming, one of a kind ... If we are living in the last days of film, then 'Memory City' is a fitting epitaph' - Amateur Photographer
'A love song to film and to Kodak ... a quietly moving, reflective work' - Aesthetica
'Both melancholy and charming' - New Statesman

About Alex Webb

Alex Webb's photographs have appeared in a wide range of publications, including the New York Times Magazine, Life, Stern and National Geographic, and have been exhibited internationally. He is a recipient of the Leica Medal of Excellence (2000) and the Premio Internacional de Fotografia Alcobendas (2009), and has been a member of Magnum Photos since 1976.

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GOR011868782
9780500544327
0500544328
Memory City: The Fading Days of Film by Alex Webb
Used - Like New
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
20140623
132
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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