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Alec Soth

American, b. 1969

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Alec Soth

American, b. 1969

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Using a large-format 8x10 camera, Alec Soth captures offbeat, intimate images of American life. He first gained recognition with his series “Sleeping by the Mississippi” (2004), lush, painterly color prints of landscapes and portraits shot over five years on car trips along the Mississippi River. Other subjects include Niagara Falls' honeymoon and tourism communities (NIAGARA, 2006) and the country's exhaustion under two terms of George W. Bush (The Last Days of W., 2008). In the tradition of road photography established by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore, Soth documents suburban and rural communities throughout the Midwest and Southern United States.

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Deichtorhallen Hamburg, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 4 more
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Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Manifesta, and 2 more
Biography

Using a large-format 8x10 camera, Alec Soth captures offbeat, intimate images of American life. He first gained recognition with his series “Sleeping by the Mississippi” (2004), lush, painterly color prints of landscapes and portraits shot over five years on car trips along the Mississippi River. Other subjects include Niagara Falls' honeymoon and tourism communities (NIAGARA, 2006) and the country's exhaustion under two terms of George W. Bush (The Last Days of W., 2008). In the tradition of road photography established by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore, Soth documents suburban and rural communities throughout the Midwest and Southern United States.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Deichtorhallen Hamburg, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), and 4 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Manifesta, and 2 more
Articles Featuring Alec Soth
Amid Controversy, the Whitney Biennial Plays It Safe
May 14th, 2019
Amid Controversy, the Whitney Biennial Plays It Safe
Alec Soth Spent a Year Meditating and Nearly Quit Photography. Now He’s Back
Mar 29th, 2019
Alec Soth Spent a Year Meditating and Nearly Quit Photography. Now He’s Back
The Stories behind the 10 Most Iconic Photos from Magnum’s 70-Year History
Jul 18th, 2017
The Stories behind the 10 Most Iconic Photos from Magnum’s 70-Year History
These Photographers Captured What It Means to Be a Mother
May 11th, 2017
These Photographers Captured What It Means to Be a Mother
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