Alec Soth, ‘Advantage Inn’, 2005, ICI Annual Benefit & Auction 2016

A sold-out ICI edition, Advantage Inn (2005) is drawn from Alec Soth's NIAGARA series. The series ranges from vast landscape photographs of its titular falls to quiet double-portraits of couples. Advantage Inn collapses that scope into the anonymity and intimacy of a roadside motel. Soth's work offers sweeping portraits of the regions he travels to, and intimate studies of the people who live there.

Alec Soth’s work is in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; among others.

Alec Soth is represented by Sean Kelly Gallery, New York.

Dimensions: 8 x 10 in (print); 11 x 14 in (framed).

Private Collection

About Alec Soth

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.

American, b. 1969, Minneapolis, Minnesota, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota