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Crossings: Photographs from the U.S.-Mexico Border Hardcover – October 27, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 150 pages
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press; First Edition edition (October 27, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580930964
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580930963
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 9.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,837,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Alex Webb's photography books include From the Sunshine State: Photographs of Florida, Amazon: From the Floodplains to the Clouds, Under a Grudging Sun: Photographs from Haiti Liberé, Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds: Photographs from the Tropics, and the limited edition Dislocations. A member of Magnum Photos since 1979, he has received numerous awards and fellowships. Webb's work has been exhibited worldwide, and his images are in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the International Center for Photography. His photographs have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Life, Geo, National Geographic, Aperture, and many other magazines.

Tom Miller's eight books include On the Border, The Panama Hat Trail, and Jack Ruby's Kitchen Sink, which won the 2001 Lowell Thomas Award for best travel book of the year. He has contributed to Smithsonian, Life, Natural History, and the New York Times, among other publications.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Enzel VINE VOICE on November 1, 2003
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There aren't many good street photographers shooting with color film. Alex Webb is one of the best. The images in this book span 25 years and focus on the U.S.-Mexico border geographically but their impact is universal.
Webb fills the frame with people and objects that make the viewer think and reflect about life and not just about life near the border. You will see Elvis, leather belts for sale, restaurants, the beach, a deserted bar, children playing, an elderly man on a bus, wrestlers, a father hugging his son, checker players and a wonderful image of Tijuana taken in 1999 that includes Santa Claus, the Backstreet Boys and other well known symbols of our time arranged beautifully in one image. This is life as it is -- not as someone wishes it would be -- and is also positive and uplifting. Webb is at the top of his game.
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webb has worked on and off for 25 years on this, and because of it the book seems a bit uneven, mixing old and new, color and B/W in a distracting way. i would highly recommend 'amazon' and 'sunshine state' by the same author before this, but all of webb's books are worthy, important additions to contemporary photography.
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