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Slant Rhymes is a conversation between two world renowned photographers, Magnum photographer Alex Webb and poet and photographer Rebecca Norris Webb. Selected from photographs taken during the Webbs’ nearly 30-year friendship and later marriage and creative partnership, this group of 80 photographs are paired—one of Alex’s, one of Rebecca’s—to create a series of visual rhymes that talk to one another—often at a “slant” and in intriguing and revealing ways.
“Sometimes we find our photographic slant rhymes share a similar palette or tone or geometry. Other times, our paired photographs strike a similar note—often a penchant for surreal or surprising or enigmatic moments—although often in two different keys.”
Made in some fifteen countries, these photographs—many of which have never before been published—are interwoven with short text pieces written by the Webbs while they were working together and apart. Taken together, the work forms a kind of unfinished love poem, told at a slant.