Stanford 125 Book Launch

Bing Concert Hall

Members of the Stanford community gathered at Bing Concert Hall on May 25, 2016, to celebrate the release of Stanford 125: A Visual Exploration. Featuring the work of world-renowned Magnum photographer – Alex Webb, the commemorative 125th anniversary book captures campus life at this special moment in Stanford’s history. The photographs offer a different view of the university, going into the heart of the Stanford experience–from classrooms to libraries and laboratories to the playing field.

David Demarest, vice president for public affairs, welcomed guests, and Matthew Tiews, associate dean for the advancement of the arts, talked about the significance of the arts at Stanford. Alex Webb spoke about his experience at Stanford and shared from his larger body of work.

Read about the book in Stanford Report and view sample images from the book.

The book is available at the Stanford Bookstore on campus, at Bell’s Books and UThreads in Palo Alto, Kepler’s in Menlo Park, and online here.



Image: Rod Searcey

Alex Webb has published 11 books and received numerous awards and grants, including a New York Foundation of the Arts Grant, a Leopold Godowsky Color Photography Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Hasselblad Foundation Grant, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He has exhibited widely worldwide. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has been published extensively in various magazines, including Life, National Geographic, Geo, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine.

Webb was born in San Francisco, California, in 1952. He became interested in photography during his high school years and attended the Apeiron Workshops in 1972. He majored in history and literature at Harvard University, studying photography at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts. Webb joined Magnum Photos in 1976. He and his wife, Rebecca, regularly teach photography workshops internationally at museums, universities and other arts organizations.