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Alec Soth
American, b. 1969
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.

Click here to see more of Alec Soth's images from a 2008 shoot. More...
Featured Essays
Oct 5, 2015
“I love the movie ‘Lost in Translation,’ so I decided I would stay in the Park Hyatt Tokyo, where the film was made, and not leave for five nights. Instead, I would bring the city to me, finding people online — through Craigslist and other sites. I brought in singers, a sushi chef, teachers and others. I probably learned as much as if I had gone out and visited temples and wandered the streets. Normally,... More...
Sep 22, 2015
Alec Soth's first major solo UK exhibition Gathered Leaves opens at Media Space in London on 6 October 2015 and runs until 28 March 2016.

The exhibition will offer visitors a unique opportunity to see four signature series from a decade of a remarkable career, including the UK premiere of his highly-acclaimed recent project Songbook.

Through his series Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), Niagara... More...