“A lot of the language surrounding Songbook is about community and American culture…and that stuff’s in there, but actually what I wanted to do with it is talk to something more primal, more internal, and more about the human condition than the American condition. It’s the great problem of consciousness.” —Alec Soth Alec Soth […]
Near Gainesville, Georgia, , 2014 © Alec Soth, Courtesy: Sean Kelly, New York By Shahrzad Kamel, February 2015 Following the critical acclaim for Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi his oeuvre has become very wide and far-reaching, encompassing work that is either deeply internal, at times more external or editorially-driven assignment work. I was a […]
Near Kaaterskill Falls, 2012 @ Alec Soth , courtesy Fraenkel Gallery and Sean Kelly Gallery “If today I look back on this morning, then I get an image of what I saw this morning. But if tonight, I’m thinking back on this morning, then what I’m really recalling is not the first image, but […]
Photographer Alec Soth describes the process of completing his recent commission for SFMOMA, a series of photographs of Silicon Valley. Soth’s Silicon Valley was created for Project Los Altos, on view November 9, 2013 — March 2, 2014.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
In this Google Photography Prize Hangout Masterclass with Photography Experts – led by the celebrated photographer, ALEC SOTH (http://alecsoth.com/) – we discuss the power of photography, and in particular, how photographers examine ‘Place’, and use it to tell stories, examine culture and society, and express themselves.
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 […]
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 […]
Photographer Alec Soth showcased his work in Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center, including exhibits entitled “33 Movie Theaters and a Funeral Home” and “Broken Manual.” Twin Cities Public Television profiled him, and it’s part of our NewsHour Connect series highlighting public media reporting from around the nation. ASX CHANNEL: ALEC SOTH
Photographer Alec Soth’s first US survey, premieres at Walker Art Center. ASX CHANNEL: ALEC SOTH
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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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Installation video of: ALEC SOTH: The Last Days of W. January 20 – March 7, 2009 Gagosian Gallery, Madison Avenue (5th Floor)
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.
Niagara. Photographs by Alec Soth. Essays by Richard Ford and Philip Brookman. Steidl, 2006. Cat# DP362 ISBN-10: 3865212336
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, […]
“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 […]