Violet Isle.
A Duet of Photographs From Cuba.

Photographs by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. Essay by Pico Iyer.
Radius Books, 2009. 144 pp., 70 color ilustrations, 102/4x11¼".

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2010 by:


Publisher's Description
This multi-layered portrait of “the violet isle”—a little-known name for Cuba inspired by the rich color of the soil there—presents an engaging, at times unsettling document of a vibrant and vulnerable land. It combines two separate photographic visions: Alex Webb’s exploration of street life, with his attuned and complex attention to detail, and Rebecca Norris Webb’s fascination with the unique, quixotic collections of animals she discovered there, from tiny zoos and pigeon societies to hand-painted natural history displays and quirky personal menageries. The result is an insightful and intriguing blend of two different aesthetics inspired by Cuba’s existence over the last fifty years in an economic, political, cultural and ecological bubble virtually untouched by the rest of the world, and unlikely to remain that way for much longer.

About the Limited Edition

Limited edition of 40. Includes your choice of 2 (of 4) signed and numbered, 11x14 inch Type C prints—one by Alex, the other by Rebecca—plus a signed copy of the book. The limited edition will likely sell out before the book is available.

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Alex Webb Choice 1
Alex Webb Choice 2
Rebecca Norris Webb Choice 1
Rebecca Norris Webb Choice 2

Please email us before placing order to reserve one each of Alex Webb's and one of Rebecca Norris Webb's print choices for each limited edition.

Read Alex Sweetman's review of Violet Isle in photo-eye Magazine.



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