Rebecca Norris Webb

American, 1956–present

Originally a poet, Norris Webb often interweaves her text and photographs in her seven books, most notably with her third book, My Dakota, an elegy for her brother who died unexpectedly, with a solo exhibition of the work at the Cleveland Museum of Art in summer 2015. She often collaborates on books and exhibitions with her husband and creative partner, the photographer Alex Webb, including Violet Isle: A Duet of Photographs from Cuba, and most recently, Brooklyn: The City Within, published in September 2019 by Aperture.

Norris Webb has exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with an upcoming exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York in spring 2020. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the George Eastman Museum, and Pier 24. Norris Webb’s work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Le Monde, National Geographic, and other magazines. She received an NEA Grant in 2019. Her eighth book, Night Calls, in which she’s retracing the route of some of her 99-year-old country doctor father’s house calls in the same rural Midwestern county where they both were born, will be published in 2020.