Friday, February 7, 2014
TV/Radio Building, Room 251
Alec Soth has compiled a body of work as a photographer—largely focused on people and places of the Midwest—that has been exhibited at the 2004 Whitney Biennial, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and elsewhere. He has published several collections of his photographs, including Last Days of W (2008), about a country “exhausted by George W. Bush’s presidency,” and Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), which has become a collector’s item. Soth also founded the publishing house Little Brown Mushroom.