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Soth, Alec 1969-

Works: 98 works in 197 publications in 2 languages and 2,491 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Exhibition, pictorial works  Biography  Sources  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Photobooks 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, wat, Contributor, Interviewee, Artist
Classifications: TR647, 779
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Most widely held works by Alec Soth
Suburban world : the Norling photos by Brad Zellar( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through more than 10,000 images, Irwin Denison Norling, the unofficial town photographer for Bloomington, Minnesota, captured the strange juxtapositions, incongruities, and dark corners of the developing suburban America of the 1950s and '60s. A competitive amateur glued to his police radio, Norling spent years examining the light and darkness, tragedies and desolation, rituals of community and celebration through the lens of the camera, deftly capturing the uneasy dichotomy between the familiar and subversive-the familiarly subversive. "That was the way it was. And the way it was, that's what I was after."
House of Coates by Brad Zellar( Book )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Washed up in the shadow of a refinery, Lester B. Morrison, legendary recluse, documents his life in a series of photographs taken with a disposable camera. In a landscape of off ramps, warehouses, and SRO hotels occupied by terminally lonely men, love and faith break in, quietly offering human connection and the possibility of redemption. Brad Zellar has worked as a writer and editor for daily and weekly newspapers, as well as for both regional and national magazines. He is the author of Suburban World: The Norling Photos, The 1968 Project, Conductors of the Moving World, and House of Coates. Alec Soth is a photographer whose first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004. Since then Soth has published over a dozen books including Niagara (2006), Dog Days, Bogotá; (2007), The Last Days of W (2008), and Broken Manual (2010). Soth's work has been exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland."--
Rodarte, Catherine Opie, Alec Soth by Kate Mulleavy( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Auckland project by John R Gossage( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Spring of 2009, John Gossage and Alec Soth were invited to photograph in Auckland, New Zealand. For both, it was a trip of departures. Gossage has been working in black and white for over 40 years, and this trip yielded one of the first bodies of work he had ever produced in color. Soth's work with the 8x10 view camera has inspired an entire generation of his contemporaries, and leaving it behind was key to approaching the world from a fresh visual perspective. The results represent a major shift of vision for these two vastly important American photographers. This publication represents the culmination of that trip. Both the concept and the content of the book have been driven by the uniqueness of the "collaboration" and the primacy of the book to the artistic practice of both Soth and Gossage. Essentially two books in one, The Auckland Project showcases a playful attention to materials and presentation that marks all Radius Books projects. Unlike 2007's Obvious & Ordinary, in which Martin Parr (in his signature color) and John Gossage (using black and white) published the results of a road-trip across the American South, this volume presents the two photographers' work separately, creatively combined through the device of the book and its housing
Peter Liversidge : twofold by Peter Liversidge( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From here to there : Alec Soth's America, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis by Alec Soth( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un voyage américain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert Frank's The Americans (1958) transformed the landscape of contemporary photography. An exile from Europe, Frank criss-crossed the United States with his camera, searching for the uncomfortable truths of his adopted home. The resulting book was the defining work of photographic art in the 20th century. Fifty years later, French director Philippe Séclier decided to follow in his footsteps, retracing his path step by step. He explores the spirit of the Beat Generation by examining the impact of Frank's book, not only on the art of photography, but also on American culture. He tracks down the subjects of the photos, while also eliciting thoughts and comments from painter Ed Ruscha, photographer Raymond Depardon, and a series of leading historians and curators."--Container
Cruising by Chad States( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outdoor color photography featuring cruising spots and attendant sexual behavior, together with the essay "Cruising on the margins: photographing the changing worlds of outdoor sex between males" by Gordon Brent Ingram, Phd., and an interview with the author in coversation with Alec Soth
Bull City summer : a season at the ballpark by Ivan Weiss( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark brings together a team of artists and documentarians around a season of minor league baseball to find stories and images on the field and behind the scenes that collectively present a microcosm of contemporary American culture engaged around a favorite pastime. The Durham Bulls are one of the most popular and successful minor league baseball teams in the country, with more players being sent to the Majors than any other minor league team.--Publisher's website
The First World War now by Antoine d' Agata( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten international photographers from the renowned Magnum Agency photographed how the First World War reverberates in their country. This book shows their personal views on the traces of the war in Germany, England, Russia, Austria, Italy, Belgium, America, Australia, the Balkans and France
Looking for love, 1996 by Alec Soth( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last days of W. by Alec Soth( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During these last days of the administration, what is the point of protest, satire or any other sort of rabble-rousing? In assembling this convection of pictures I've made over the last eight years, I'm not really trying to accomplish much at all. But as President Bush once said: 'One of the great things about books is, sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.'-Alec Soth"--Publisher's website
Niagara by Alec Soth( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the follow-up to his ... monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth turns his eye to ... Niagara Falls ... Soth's pictures of Niagara are less about natural wonder than human desire ... Using a large-format 8x10 camera, the photographs are rigorously composed and richly detailed. Working over the course of two years on both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls ... Soth depicts newlyweds and naked lovers, motel parking lots and pawn shop wedding rings. Throughout the book, Soth also includes a number of love letters from the subjects he photographed. We read about teenage crushes, workplace affairs, heartbreak and suicide"--
Ohio by Alec Soth( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sheep by Alec Soth( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sleeping by the Mississippi by Alec Soth( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soths̕ richly descriptive, large format color photographs describe an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors ... In the books̕ forty-six ... pictures ... [Soth] merges a documentary style with a poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust"--Http://
Deutsche Börse photography prize 2006( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iris garden by John Cage( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like a mushroom hunting trip full of unexpected pleasures, Iris Garden combines 22 of John Cage's stories with 44 of William Gedney's photographs (including several of the composer himself) with an ingenious design mirroring Cage's concept of chance."--Publisher's website
Broken manual by Lester B Morrison( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcards from America( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In May 2011, five Magnum photographers--Paolo Pellegrin, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Alec Soth, Mikhael Subotzky--and a writer, Ginger Strand, set out from Austin, Texas, in an RV. Two weeks and 1750 miles later, they arrived in Oakland, California. The resulting limited edition book is a collection of objects--a book, five bumper stickers, a newspaper, two fold-outs, three cards, a poster and five zines, all in a signed and numbered box--that collectively document the experience. Edition of 500, signed by all five photographers and the writer."--Publisher's description
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Suburban world : the Norling photos
Alternative Names
Alec Soth

Alec Soth Amerikaans fotograaf

Alec Soth amerikansk fotograf

Alec Soth fotògraf estatunidenc

Alec Soth photographe américain

Alec Soth US-amerikanischer Fotograf

Алек Сот

Сот, Алек


English (110)

Spanish (1)

Rodarte, Catherine Opie, Alec SothThe Auckland projectFrom here to there : Alec Soth's America, Walker Art Center, MinneapolisCruisingNiagaraSleeping by the MississippiSleeping by the Mississippi