Arts Society & Culture

UGA art school to host photographer Alec Soth

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art will host a lecture by American photographer Alec Soth on Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in room S151 of the art school. The lecture, part of the ongoing Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series, is free and open to the public.

“Alec Soth is a photographic storyteller, recognized for his cinematic images of the American Midwest,” said Michael Marshall, associate professor and photography area chair in the school of art. “Working with a large format camera, his photographs build a narrative of the heart of the country, engaging the banal and off-the-beaten-path places and people.”

Soth’s photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. In 2010, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minn., produced a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work titled “From Here To There.”

His first monograph, “Sleeping by the Mississippi,” was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then, Soth has published “NIAGARA” (2006), “Fashion Magazine” (2007) “Dog Days, Bogotá” (2007), “The Last Days of W” (2008) and “Broken Manual” (2010). In 2008, Soth founded his own publishing company, Little Brown Mushroom.

For more information on the Lamar Dodd School of Art, see http://art.uga.edu/.