Leica Camera Presents Renowned Photographers Chris Usher and Alex Webb at RIT

Usher presents May 5, Webb presents May 6




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    WHAT: As part of Leica Day on Tuesday, May 6, Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Photographic Art and Sciences is proud to host award winning photographers Chris Usher and Alex Webb for a lecture series open to the public.
    WHO: Leica photographers Chris Usher and Alex Webb.
    WHEN: Chris Usher will present at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 5, in Van Peursem Auditorium in the Gosnell Building on the RIT campus. Alex Webb will present at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, in Webb Auditorium in the James E. Booth Building on the RIT campus.
    ADMISSION: Free and open to the public. For more information, call (585) 475-2770. Further information about RIT’s May 6th Leica Day to follow.

About Chris Usher:

Based in Washington, D.C., Usher’s award-winning photojournalism work appears regularly in domestic and international monthly and weekly publications including Time, People, Newsweek, US News & World Report, Business Week, Der Spiegel and Sports Illustrated. His documentary exhibit —Behind the Velvet Rope—of behind-the-scenes moments at the White House opens at the Southeast Museum of Photography in the fall of 2008. His focus of the last two years has been “One of Us,” a personal project documenting people displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Usher covered Katrina for Time magazine and was profoundly affected by the survivors and their personal accounts as told to him during repeat visits to New Orleans and throughout the United States. His arresting images are currently in development as a book and traveling exhibition. Usher’s lecture is sponsored by Leica in cooperation with Eastman Kodak.

About Alex Webb:

Leica photographer Alex Webb joined Magnum Photos as an associate member in 1976. He has published seven photography books, including Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds: Photographs from the Tropics, Crossings, and Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names. Articles about Webb’s photographs have appeared in Art in America and Modern Photography. His work has been on exhibit in the United States and Europe. Webb’s lecture is sponsored by Leica.