2015 LOOK3 Artist Alec Soth speaks about his photographic past, present, and future at the Paramount Theater along the Charlottesville Historic Downtown Mall.
Imbuing the banal with cinematic grandeur, Alec Soth’s work is distinguished by its uncanny insightfulness. Through his compassionate lens, the peripheries of contemporary American culture come to life. LOOK3 is thrilled to present an exhibition of Alec Soth's new work from Songbook. These poignant photographs offer a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and an unfulfilled yearning for community.
Soth’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials, the Jeu de Paume in Paris, and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. In 2010, the Walker Art Center produced a large survey exhibition of his work titled From Here to There. Alec’s first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then, Alec has published NIAGARA (2006), Fashion Magazine (2007); Dog Days, Bogotá (2007); The Last Days of W(2008); and Broken Manual (2010). Among numerous awards, Alec received the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013) and is a member of Magnum Photos. In 2008, he started the publishing company Little Brown Mushroom.