Photographer Alex Webb recently spent a week in Cleveland, the host city of the Republican National Convention. He mostly stayed downtown, where he captured this moment outside the House of Blues at dawn. The city's Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, a Civil War tribute, is reflected in the window.
Case Western Reserve University students volunteer at Vel Scott's community garden. The city has one of the most prolific urban farming communities in the country.
A statue of President James Garfield is seen inside a memorial at the Lake View Cemetery where he is buried. The Republican Convention of 1880, which resulted in the nomination of Garfield -- who was not one of the original candidates -- was the longest brokered Republican convention in U.S. history. They voted 36 times before nominating Garfield, who went on to defeat Democratic candidate Winfield Scott Hancock. Just a few months after his inauguration, Garfield was assassinated.
A man sells American flags in Ohio City, a Cleveland neighborhood just west of downtown and the Cuyahoga River.
People walk past a LeBron James mural downtown. Cleveland is home to the Cavaliers, who made an improbable comeback in the NBA Finals earlier this year to win their first-ever championship.
Progressive Field is home to the Cleveland Indians baseball team, who recently set a franchise record for the longest winning streak in team history.
Sunday service is held at the Pentecostal Church of Christ.
A car is parked in a garage in a downtown alley. Webb said this is his favorite photograph from his time in the city. "It's nearing dusk in the photo. There are a number of them like that I like, just before dark or just after dawn, where you are looking in," he said. "It has a noirish quality -- like a detective film that is shot just at dusk. It was just a moment."
A man smokes outside the West Side Market in Ohio City.
The Tower City Center is a mixed-use facility and the main hub of the city's rapid transit lines. It was originally known as Cleveland Union Terminal.
Webb said he felt a strong connection with downtown Cleveland, where he spent most of his time in the city. "I find Cleveland kind of intriguing because it has a remarkable backdrop in downtown architecture in the United States, which is a young country," he said. "The city sort of has an older feel."
A mural decorates the Cudell Recreation Center, where 12-year-old Tamir Rice was killed by police gunfire in 2014. Police said the boy held what was later found to be a toy gun when he was shot.
People wait for buses in Ohio City, an increasingly racially mixed neighborhood.
Commuters ride the bus downtown in the early morning.
Webb said Cleveland is "not devastating the way Detroit is, but it's a city that's gone through difficult times."