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Alec Soth
American, b. 1969 (Member)
Featured Essays
May 29, 2018
Prince will forever be associated with his home town: he was born and raised in Minneapolis and died nearby at his Paisley Park residence in Chanhassen.
On assignment for VOGUE, fellow Minneapolitan Alec Soth followed the trail of many fans as he photographed the houses where Prince lived.

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Featured Essays
Nov 30, 2016
Dr. Madan Kataria created Laughter Yoga as a method of addressing stress, depression, and negativity. On assignment for the New York Times Magazine, Alec Soth traveled to Bangalore to photograph and practice this unique form of therapy. He noted: “It’s an incredibly thin line between laughter and crying. It just spontaneously happened then — it doesn’t happen anymore. I was just cracking open a new... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 20, 2016
“She’s a criminal, she should be in jail!” said Rich Abraham, a West Virginia resident who’d erected a Hillary-for-prison banner in the town of Logan. His die-hard support for Donald Trump is emblematic of the general political feeling in the state, where many blame the Obama administration for the decline of the coal industry, long the most important industry in West Virginia. If other parts of the... More...
Jul 20, 2016
The Bristlecone Pine Forest in California's White Mountains is home to the world's oldest living non-clonal trees. "Methuselah" is thought to be almost 5,000 years old and is amongst the trees photographed by Alec. Its location is being held a tightly kept secret in order to protect it from the public.

While magnificent in theory, in reality Bristlecone trees are squat, twisted, weathered, and tired.... More...
From the Archive
Apr 21, 2016
American filmmaker John Waters turns 70 on April 22nd.

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