Alec Soth

Since his inclusion in the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials, which coincided with the publication of his widely influential first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth (b. 1969) has stood out as a vibrant and distinctive voice in contemporary photography. His iconic large-format color photographs of people and scenes from middle America met with immediate critical acclaim. Rooted firmly in the narrative framework of traditional photographic expression, Soth has continued to push the boundaries of the medium through his long-term projects and his prolific book-publishing activities.

Alec Soth was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is currently based. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland in 2008. In 2010, the Walker Art Center produced a large survey of Soth’s work entitled From Here To There.

In addition to Sleeping by the Mississippi (Steidl, 2004), Soth has published NIAGARA (2006), Fashion Magazine (2007), Dog Days, Bogotá (2007), The Last Days of W (2008), Broken Manual (2010) and Songbook (2015). Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). In 2008, Soth started Little Brown Mushroom, an independent publishing company devoted to small-run artist books. Soth is also a member of Magnum Photos.

His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Untitled [Anna Halprin], 2017
The Voyageur, 2004
Park Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo (Curtains), 2015
Park Hyatt Hotel, Tokyo (Mirror)
, 2015
Comfort Inn, 2005
Sari, 2015
Jane, 2007
Riverview Motel, 2005
Fishermen, Wickliffe, KY, 2002
2008_02zl0189, 2008
Impala, 2005
Bree, Liberty Cheer All-Stars, Corsicana, Texas, 2012
Marie, Park Rapids, MN, 2007
Hotel, Dallas City, Illinois, 2002
Near San Antonio, Texas
, 2013
Adelyn, Ash Wednesday, New Orleans, LA					, 2000