Talk: Alec Soth in conversation with Pippa Milne

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.


28 February 2021

Sunday, 1-1:45pm (AEST)


Centre for Contemporary Photography [i]
404 George St, Fitzroy
Wed – Sun, 11am – 5pm


Wheelchair access, Auslan interpretor

If you require an Auslan interpreter please make your booking 3 business days in advance.

Join writer and curator Pippa Milne in conversation with acclaimed artist Alec Soth (US). Taking place at the Centre for Contemporary Photography via Zoom, they will discuss Alec’s photobook making practice and his work in ‘Not Standing Still: New Approaches in Documentary Photography’ on at Monash Gallery of Art.

Free, registrations required.

Part of PHOTO 2021’s Photobook Weekend

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  • Pippa Milne (NZ)

    Pippa Milne is a writer and curator based in Melbourne. She is the Senior Curator at Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne and has been working with photography since 2011. She was previously Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and Associate Curator of International Art at Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. Recent exhibitions Pippa has curated include Bill Henson: The light fades but the gods remain (2019), Architecture Makes Us: Cinematic Visions of Sonia Leber and David Chesworth (2018) (co-curated with Naomi Cass and Made Spencer Castle) and An unorthodox flow of images (co-curated with Naomi Cass) (2017). Pippa is a regular contributor to publications and institutions in Australia and New Zealand and has been a nominator for various prizes including ICP Infinity Award and Prix Pictet.

  • Alec Soth (US)

    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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