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Alec Soth
In the follow-up to his critically praised monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth turns his eye to another iconic body of water, Niagara Falls. But as with his photographs of the Mississippi, Soth’s pictures of Niagara are less about natural wonder than human desire. "I went to Niagara for the same reason as the honeymooners and suicide jumpers," says Soth, "the relentless thunder of the Falls just calls for big passion."

While the subject may be intense, these are quiet pictures. Using a large-format 8x10 camera, the photographs are rigorously composed and richly detailed. Working...

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CANADA. 2004. The Voyager.
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CANADA. 2005. Niagara Motel.
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CANADA. 2004. Two towels.
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USA/CANADA. 2005. Falls 26.
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CANADA. 2004. Aleisha and Joe.
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CANADA. 2005. "To the love of my life."
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CANADA. 2005. Best Western.
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USA. 2005. Nicholas.
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USA. 2004. Gus's Pawn Shop.
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CANADA. 2004. Martha and Anthony.
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Niagara. 2004. Kiss Diary.
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USA/CANADA. 2005. Falls 34.
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CANADA. 2005. Melissa, Flamingo Inn.
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CANADA. 2005. Balloon.
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CANADA. 2005. Tricia and Curtis.
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CANADA. 2004. Candlelight Hotel.
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CANADA. 2005. Falls Manor.
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USA. 2005. The Flecks.
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CANADA. 2005. A-1 Motel.
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CANADA. 2004. Michele and James.
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CANADA. 2005. Bonanza Motel.
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CANADA. 2005. Rebecca.
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CANADA. 2005. Happiness Inn.
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USA. 2004. Christina and Jonathan.
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CANADA. 2004. The Seneca.
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CANADA. 2005. Comfort Inn.
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Niagara. 2005. Falls #55.
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Niagara. 2005. Heart.
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CANADA. 2005. "Well what can I say?"
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CANADA. 2005. Rainbow Inn.
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CANADA. 2005. Jennifer and Terrell.
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CANADA. 2005. Fairway Motor Inn.
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USA. 2004. Joy's divorce party.
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CANADA. 2005. Impala.
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CANADA. 2005. Wedding dress.
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CANADA. 2005. Cadillac Motel.
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CANADA. 2005. "Would you come home?"
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USA/CANADA. 2005. Falls 02.
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USA/CANADA. 2005. Fontaine Bleu.
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USA/CANADA. Niagara. 2005. Misty.
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2005. "Cry Baby."
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