First Edition of A;ex Webb's Hot Light/ Half-Made Worlds
Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds: Photographs from the Tropics.
Item Number: 7507
New York: Thames & Hudson , 1986.
First edition. Quarto, original boards. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light wear.
These photographs by a young Magnum photojournalist were taken in various countries of the Third WorldGrenada, Mexico, Zaire, the Dominican Republic, Egyptbut all seem to be of one and the same place. Full of marvelous color, both muted and brilliant, bright and pastel, they are anything but romantic. Webb's use of color and his compositional style, with its sharp lines and divisive planes, combine to create tension within the frame. He presents a view of the Third World as a fragmented place where people are disconnected, cut off from each other. His harsh, painful pictures capture both the natural beauty and the human desperation that coexist in much of the world.