Alec Soth (US)

Image: Alec Soth, [Adelyn, Ash Wednesday, New Orleans, Louisiana] (detail), from the series Sleeping by the
Mississippi, 2000. Courtesy the artist.

Image: Alec Soth, Adelyn, Ash Wednesday, New Orleans, Louisiana (detail), from the series Sleeping by the Mississippi, 2000. Courtesy the artist.

Alec Soth is an American photographer, based in Minneapolis. Soth makes “large-scale American projects” featuring the midwestern United States. Soth’s early work include a self-published book of portrait and landscape photographs entitled Sleeping by the Mississippi, which was the result of his travels along the Mississippi River. This book won him much attention from art critics, who said that his photographs conveyed a strong sense of intimacy with the landscape. Soth’s work is included in a number of permanent collections, including those at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

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