Photo Jenn Ackermann
Alec Soth

Alec Soth’s work is rooted in the distinctly American tradition of ‘on-the-road photography’ developed by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and Stephen Shore. From Huckleberry Finn to Easy Rider there seems to be a uniquely American desire to travel and chronicle the adventures that consequently ensue. He has received fellowships from the McKnight, Bush, and Jerome Foundations and was the recipient of the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography.

His photographs are represented in major public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Walker Art Center. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Museum of American Art Biennial and a career survey at the Jeu de Paume in 2008.

His first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then Soth has published Niagra (Steidl, 2006), Fashion Magazine (Magnum, 2007), Dog Days, Bogotá (Steidl, 2007), The Last Days of W (Little Brown Mushroom, 2008), and Broken Manual (Steidl, 2010).

In 2008, Soth started his own publishing company, Little Brown Mushroom. He is represented by the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York and the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis. Alec Soth became a nominee of Magnum Photos in 2004 and a full member in 2008. He is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“I fell in love with the process of taking pictures, with wandering around finding things. To me it feels like a kind of performance. The picture is a document of that performance.” –Alec Soth

[Magnum Photos]

Diary of a Pandemic / Part II
Magnum photographers
As part of an ongoing initiative, Magnum photographers are sharing information and new work made in these strange and...
Alec Soth / Magnum Gallery
Nov 7, 2019 – Jan 24, 2020
"Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking...
ARTPIL / Prescription .107
A goose, tobacco & cologne
Promethean fire, water from Sisyphus. Let us remember this day. As Hegel tells us, the world's history is not...
Civilization: The Way We Live Now
Sep 13, 2019 – Feb 2, 2020
An international photography exhibition of monumental scale, featuring over 200 original photographs by over 100 contemporary photographers from Africa,...
Masters of Photography 2019
Nov 20 – Dec 20, 2019
The 4th edition of Huxley-Parlour Gallery’s annual exhibition Masters of Photography will include over 30 masterworks by leading international...
ARTPIL / Prescription .096
Rounding out our 2nd Year
We are rounding out our second year with nearly a million visits strong. A very exciting two years it...
I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating
Alec Soth / Mar 21 – Apr 27, 2019
the exhibition comprised of large scale portraits and interiors focuses on Soth’s depiction of the individual, posing questions about...
The Open Road
Jan 26 – Apr 22, 2018
“What should happen at the end of a road trip? A return to the status quo? A revolutionary new...
The Art of Publishing
January 6–21, 2018
A major exhibition of MACK books traces the history of revered London-based photographic and art book publisher MACK including...
Magnum Manifesto
70 years of Magnum Photos
This landmark exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of Magnum Photos, founded by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour and...