ALEC SOTH (Born 1969)

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MAIDEN ROCK, WISCONSIN, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MAIDEN ROCK, WISCONSIN, 2002

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PETER'S HOUSEBOAT, WINONA, MN, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PETER'S HOUSEBOAT, WINONA, MN, 2002

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FORT JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CROSS, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

FORT JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CROSS, 2002

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HARBOR MARINA (MORNING), MEMPHIS, TN, 2000 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HARBOR MARINA (MORNING), MEMPHIS, TN, 2000

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DALLAS (VAGABOND PATH BOOK), 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

DALLAS (VAGABOND PATH BOOK), 2002

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LUXORA, ARKANSAS, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LUXORA, ARKANSAS, 2002

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI, 2002

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HOLT CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HOLT CEMETERY, NEW ORLEANS, LA, 2002

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THE FARM, ANGOLA STATE PRISON, LA, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

THE FARM, ANGOLA STATE PRISON, LA, 2002

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ANGOLA, LA (SKY AND RIVER), 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ANGOLA, LA (SKY AND RIVER), 2002

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HOME, TREASURE ISLAND CASINO, RED WING, MINNESOTA, 2000 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HOME, TREASURE ISLAND CASINO, RED WING, MINNESOTA, 2000

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GREEN ISLAND, IOWA (BALL OF STRING), 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

GREEN ISLAND, IOWA (BALL OF STRING), 2002

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HOTEL, DALLAS CITY, ILLINOIS, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HOTEL, DALLAS CITY, ILLINOIS, 2002

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IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, KASKASKIA, IL, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH, KASKASKIA, IL, 2002

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JIMMIE'S APARTMENT, MEMPHIS, TN, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

JIMMIE'S APARTMENT, MEMPHIS, TN, 2002

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BATON ROUGE, LA, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BATON ROUGE, LA, 2002

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CHARLES LINDBERGH'S BOYHOOD BED, LITTLE FALLS, MINNESOTA, 1999 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHARLES LINDBERGH'S BOYHOOD BED, LITTLE FALLS, MINNESOTA, 1999

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GREEN ISLAND, IOWA, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

GREEN ISLAND, IOWA, 2002

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HICKMAN, KENTUCKY, 2002 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

HICKMAN, KENTUCKY, 2002

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KYM, POLISH PALACE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2000 by ALEC SOTH (Born 1969) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

KYM, POLISH PALACE, MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2000

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Alec Soth was born in 1969, and grew up in rural Minnesota. He studied at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Soth's inclusion in the 2004 Whitney Biennial quickly led to international acclaim. He is now celebrated as one of the most important US photographers working today.

His first photographic series, "Sleeping by the Mississippi", evolved from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River made between 1999 and 2002. The series captured America's iconic yet often neglected "third coast", and took Soth from his native Minnesota down into the Mississippi River Delta at the Gulf of Mexico. Soth used a large-format 8 x 10 inch camera to create richly descriptive colour photographs, presenting an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors that he discovered along the river's path. Like Robert Frank's classic "The Americans", "Sleeping by the Mississippi" merged a documentary style with poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the series than its organising structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, Soth created the series out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust.

Soth followed "Sleeping by the Mississippi" with the 2006 series "NIAGARA", in which he documented the famous falls as the site of "spectacular suicides and affordable honeymoons." His series "Broken Manual" looked to those Americans who have abandoned civilisation for inspiration.

Soth is a member of Magnum Photos and runs an independent publishing company LBM (Little Brown Mushroom). He has published over twenty-five books including "Sleeping by the Mississippi" (2004), "NIAGARA" (2006) "Broken Manual" (2010) and "Songbook" (2015).

Soth has had over fifty solo exhibitions including survey shows organized by Jeu de Paume in Paris (2008), the Walker Art Center in Minnesota (2010) and Media Space in London (2015). Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

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