Alec Soth – One Of The New Shining Lights In The World Of Fine Art Photography

Hailing from Minnesota, Alec Soth has become a darling of the global fine art market.
[photopress:61zcEje64bL._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright] But his work is much quieter than all of that. A very unassuming man, his work speaks for itself, whether it comes from the explorations of Sleeping By The Mississippi, or the very personal journey of
[photopress:41kxBWtcF3L._SL500_AA240_.jpg,full,alignright]Dog Days Bogata.
His love is the wandering and the making photographs of what he discovers.

In photography, there is always a tie to some technology, which should just open the visual door wider for you to walk through. Sometimes, it becomes a stumbling block when not used with a deft hand, and you start paying attention “to the man behind the curtain”.

Alec Soth has found his methods, and his photographs have soared because of them.

Using an HP 3200 printer, he (or his studio manager) has found that the process of printing museum quality prints in limited editions, has become less time consuming, and honestly, an easier process.

We met with him in NYC, during PhotoPlus Expo, for a chat about those methods and his work.

You can also see some of his work on our VIDEO SHORTS page under the MAGNUM tab. Yes, nominated in 2004, he became a member of that prestigious collective this year.

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Upcoming Events

  • Photo-London
  • May 19th-22nd, 2016
  • Somerset House
  • London, England

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Current Exhibitions

  • Getty Center
  • Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium
  • March 15–July 31, 2016
  • 1200 Getty Center Drive
  • Los Angeles, CA. 90049
  • Tel: 310-440-7300
  • Yossi Milo Gallery
  • John Chiara-West Side at Tioronda
  • April 14–May 21, 2016
  • 245 Tenth Avenue
  • New York,NY 10001
  • Tel: 212-414-0370
  • Howard Greenberg Gallery
  • A DEMOCRACY OF IMAGERY
  • MARCH 24 – APRIL 30, 2016
  • 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
  • New York,NY 10022
  • Tel: 212-334-0100
  • KlompChing Gallery
  • Jim Naughten – Animal Kingdom
  • April 21st-May 28th, 2016
  • 89 Water Street
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 11201
  • Phone:212.796.2070
  • Staley-Wise Gallery
  • MELVIN SOKOLSKY: THE PARIS PICTURES
  • FEBRUARY 19 – APRIL 18, 2016
  • 560 Broadway
  • New York,NY
  • 10012
  • Phone: 1-212-966-6223
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • This Place
  • Through June 5th, 2016
  • 200 Eastern Parkway
  • Brooklyn, New York
  • 11238-6052
  • 718.638.5000
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Crime Stories: Photography and Foul Play
  • Through July 31st, 2016
  • 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
  • New York, NY 10028
  • Phone: 212-535-7710

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