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School of Art hosts visiting photographer Alec Soth


The Lamar Dodd School of Art will present a lecture by American photographer Alec Soth on Nov. 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Room S151 of the art school.

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 produced a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work titled From Here To There

Soth’s 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.

“Alec Soth is a photographic storyteller, recognized for his cinematic images of the American Midwest,” said Michael Marshall, associate professor and chair of photography in the art school. “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.”

The lecture is part of the ongoing Visiting Artist and Scholar Lecture Series.