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Exhibition

The City Within: Brooklyn Photographs by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb

Wednesday, March 11

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York 1220 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029

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Before it became part of New York City in 1898, Brooklyn was a city of its own — the fourth largest in the nation. Even today, as New York’s most populous borough, Brooklyn remains a “city within the city,” three times the size of Manhattan. It is from this point of inspiration that The City Within: Brooklyn Photographs by Alex Webb & Rebecca Norris Webb presents more than thirty images by celebrated photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb.

Aperture published Brooklyn: The City Within in September 2019 featuring the work of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb. Together, their photographs of Brooklyn tell a larger American story, one that touches on immigration, identity, and home. The book can be purchased at Aperture’s online store.

Alex Webb has sought to canvass Brooklyn with an emphasis on exploring its tremendous cultural diversity, from Mexican and Caribbean Brooklyn to Chinese Brooklyn. By contrast, Rebecca Norris Webb has photographed the green heart of Brooklyn, its parks and gardens, as the contemplative core for this body of work. Through the work of Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb we come to see the complex beauty of the borough — its people, its urban landscape, and its verdant green spaces.

The exhibition will be on view beginning March 11th.

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The City Within: Brooklyn Photographs by Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb
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