ALEC SOTH

ASX.TV: Alec Soth & Roe Ethridge – “Paris Photo Los Angeles” (2013)

ASX.TV: Alec Soth & Roe Ethridge – “Paris Photo Los Angeles” (2013)

A critical part of Paris Photo Los Angeles was the educational component, organized by independent curator Douglas Fogle, and titled Sound and Vision. This program offered our visitors multiple intellectual perspectives on the use of images – both moving and still – in contemporary culture. Bringing together two artists at a time in the Sherry […]

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Sweet Crude Man Camp” (2013)

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Sweet Crude Man Camp” (2013)

Produced by: Alec Soth Directed by: Isaac Gale Associate Producer: Ryan Debolski Interviews: Alec Soth Cinematography: Isaac Gale Original Score: BJ Burton, Adam Hurlburt Sound Designer: BJ Burton Editor: Isaac Gale Featuring: Greg Hoeft, David Riley, Mickie Riley, Chris Kittleson, and Corey Fox Special Thanks To: Kathy Ryan, Stacey Baker, The New York Times Magazine, […]

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Summer Nights at the Dollar Tree” (2012)

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Summer Nights at the Dollar Tree” (2012)

Alec Soth encountered Robert Adams’s 1985 monograph Summer Nights as a young photographer, and the book was, in his words, a “gateway drug” to the “harder stuff” in Adams’s body of work. When asked to participate in Aperture Remix, an exhibition for which artists were commissioned to create new work in response to Aperture publications […]

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Broken Manual” (2010)

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Broken Manual” (2010)

Created over four years (2006-2010), Alec Soth’s newest book represents a significant departure from his previous publications. Entitled ‘Broken Manual,’ Soth investigates the places in which people retreat to escape civilization. Soth photographs monks, survivalists, hermits and runaways, but this isn’t a conventional documentary book on life “off the grid.” Instead, working with the writer […]

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “How to Disappear in America” (2010)

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “How to Disappear in America” (2010)

Last summer, after writing a story for Wired magazine about people who fake their own deaths, journalist Evan Ratliff decided to vanish and invited the public to try to find him. While he attempted to stay hidden for 30 days, he was caught in 25, thanks in part to the digital breadcrumb trail he left […]

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INTERVIEW: “Prescience and Poetry – James Miller with Alec Soth” (2009)

Prescience and Poetry – Alec Soth, a leading contemporary American artist talks about his project, “The Last Days of W” By James Miller James Miller – How did this project develop? Alec Soth – The Last Days of W was never conceived of as a full-length project. The idea originated from some of the assignment […]

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INTERVIEW: “A Conversation with Alec Soth” (2009)

Reverend Cecil and Felicia, Saint Louis, Missouri, 2002 By Ben Sloat, Big Red & Shiny, November 17, 2009 BRS: I saw Sleeping By The Mississippi as being fairly provocative in a certain way, given that area of the country has not really been shown in photographs and I never really thought about the northern states, […]

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Alec Soth”

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Alec Soth”

  Photographer Alec Soth made a name for himself shooting large format portraits along the Mississippi River. He’s now striking out in a new direction, abandoning the camera that made him famous and experimenting with different formats and display mediums. We spent the day with him to learn more about this new frontier.   ASX […]

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Jeu de Paume” (2009)

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Jeu de Paume” (2009)

Les photographies d’Alec Soth puisent leur racine dans la tradition de Walker Evans, Robert Frank et Stephen Shore. Sa représentation du quotidien fait apparaître la complexité d’une société américaine construite sur des idéaux d’indépendance, de liberté, de spiritualité, et d’individualisme.

VIDEO: Alec Soth – "Alec Soth with Andrei Codrescu at the Walker Center" (2010)

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “Alec Soth with Andrei Codrescu at the Walker Center” (2010)

  Photographer Alec Soths lyric documentation of life along the Mississippi leaves his audience feeling as though they have just paged through a strange yet beautiful dream. Of the book Sleeping by the Mississippi, writer/NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu says, [He has] the decency (or affection) to disturb none of his subjects, through he disturbed me, […]

VIDEO: Alec Soth – "The Last Days of W" (2009)

ASX.TV: Alec Soth – “The Last Days of W” (2009)

  “During these last days of the administration, what is the point of protest, satire or any other sort of rabble-rousing? In assembling this collection of pictures Ive made over the last eight years, Im not really trying to accomplish much at all. But as President Bush once said, ‘One of the great things about […]