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Alec Soth
American, b. 1969
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Aug 31, 2015
Alec Soth traveled to New Orleans to document the "city of water" 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. More...
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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,... More...
May 28, 2015
"City of Refuge", an isolated colony outside Pahokee, Florida, is home to 120 convicted sex offenders. State law prohibits sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, playgrounds and bus stops - places where children gather. This penalty combined with the requirement for offenders to make public their current residence has forced many of them to go homeless or live in isolation. The City... More...
Jul 24, 2012
On the website for The Sustainable Practice in the Arts, Robert Adams was asked, “What part does an artist play in society.” This was his answer:

"First we have an obligation simply to be the citizens we want everyone to be – informed, engaged, reasonable, and compassionate. Then as artists we are called historically to a double mission, to instruct and delight, to tell the truth but also to find... More...
Jul 17, 2012
Today's rejection email from the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibition: http://tinyurl.com/d34vdfz