6.16.2012

REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: My Dakota

My Dakota (Radius, 2012)
Photograph©Rebecca Norris Webb

Rearview Mirror
Photograph©Rebecca Norris Webb

Blackbirds
Photograph©Rebecca Norris Webb

Storm Light
Photograph©Rebecca Norris Webb

REBECCA NORRIS WEBB: My Dakota
Photography and text by Rebecca Norris Webb
Edited with Alex Webb


"In 2005, Rebecca Norris Webb set out to photograph her home state of South Dakota, a sparsely populated frontier state on the Great Plains with more buffalo, pronghorn, mule deer and prairie dogs than people. It’s a land of powwows and rodeos, a corn palace and buffalo roundups. Dominated by space and silence, South Dakota’s harsh and beautiful landscape is sometimes prey to brutal wind and extreme weather. The next year, however, everything changed for Norris Webb, when one of her brothers died unexpectedly of heart failure. “For months,” she writes in the afterword to this volume, “one of the few things that eased my unsettled heart was the landscape of South Dakota…I began to wonder — does loss have its own geography?” My Dakota — which interweaves her spare text and lyrical photographs — is a small intimate book about the West and its weathers, and an elegy for a lost brother." –Radius Books

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Ricco Maresca Gallery, NY
June 21 - August 17, 2012

2 comments:

Linnea said...

So beautiful! Thank you

ricardo alves said...

very fine work!!!
excelent blog...