One of the most interesting voices in contemporary photography, Alec Soth makes compelling images of everyday America that form powerful narrative vignettes. Featuring more than 200 of the artist's photographs made over the past 15 years. the catalogue From Here to There : Alec Soth's America includes new critical essays by exhibition curator Siri Engberg. curator and art historian Britt Salvesen, and critic Barry Schwabsky that offer context on the artist's process, the photo-historical tradition behind his practice.
and reflections on his latest works. Novelist Geoff Dyer's "Riverrun"- a meditation on Soth s series Sleeping by the Mississippi - and August Kleinzahler's poem "Sleeping It Off in Rapid City" contribute to the thoughtful exploration of this body of work. Also included in the catalogue is a 48-page artist's book by Soth entitled The Loneliest Man ln Missouri. a photographic essay with short. diaristic texts capturing the banality of middle America's suburban office parks, strip clubs.
and chain restaurants. The full-color publication includes a complete exhibition history. bibliography. and an interview with the artist by Bartholomew Ryan.
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