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American, b. 1969
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John Waters' 70th Birthday
Apr 21, 2016
American filmmaker John Waters turns 70 on April 22nd.
to see more of Alec Soth's images from a 2008 shoot.
"Lost in Translation" for Five Days
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,...
Gathered Leaves by Alec Soth
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...
New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina
Aug 31, 2015
Alec Soth traveled to New Orleans to document the "city of water" 10 years after Hurricane Katrina.
There's No Place Like Nome
Aug 11, 2015
In 2003 a 19-year-old Native American woman was found dead in an abandoned gold mine in Nome Alaska. Two years later, Nome police officer Matthew Clay Owens was convicted of her murder. Soon after his arrest, I was sent to photograph Nome for a magazine that went out of business before my essay was published. The place has haunted me ever since. More than any other location I’ve traveled in America,...