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Alec Soth
American, b. 1969 (Member)
Jan 31, 2019
Alec Soth’s collaborative work with German artist Joachim Brohm goes on show

Two photographers, two rivers: The exhibition "Two Rivers" presents the most important photographic groups of works by the German artist Joachim Brohm and the American photographer Alec Soth. In a world premiere, the exhibition brings together works from a total of ten series, including Alec Soth's main work "Sleeping by... More...
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Nov 13, 2018
In July of 2018, I photographed a series of domestic interiors along Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This 4-mile stretch highlights a particularly eclectic mix of inhabitants: Native Americans and recent college grads, East African immigrants and multi-millionaires.
Like the book from which this work takes inspiration, MESSAGE FROM THE INTERIOR by Walker Evans, the only message is the picture... More...
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Aug 21, 2018
On assignment for The New York Times Magazine, Alec Soth photographed couples in their most intimate spaces - their beds.

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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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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...