Brighton Picture Hunt by Carmen and Alec Soth
. First edition (2010). First impression. Small hardback in very good condition. Some scuffing and sunning to cover. Minor yellowing to pages. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Brighton Picture Hunt
Celebrated American photographer Alec Soth has collaborated with his eight year old daughter Carmen to create a new body of work made in Brighton, specially commissioned by Photoworks for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2010: New Documents, curated by Martin Parr.
Like much of Soth’s previous work, the photographic journey combines poetic and documentary sensibilities, each photograph and idea leading to the next. People, places and objects are woven amongst local newspaper headlines. Serendipity is at play as text and image combine to make uncanny connections and provide a captivating portrait of a city.
An extract from an interview with Carmen Soth by Photoworks
So, Carmen, looking back on what is already an illustrious career, where did your interest in photosensing really begin?
Well, in fact I can be pretty precise about that one. It was in the Spring of 2010, and my dad, as you know the photographer, Alec Soth, had been given a commission to make some work in Brighton, England. Anyway, there was some problem at customs when we arrived and because he didn’t have the right papers or something the officials said he couldn’t take any pictures, at least not as his professional work. The whole family were there so they let us through, but my dad was faced with a dilemma: how to go about the commission now? Then he came up with this idea to involve me. I think it was a kind of ironic compliance with those rules. So I got to take the pictures, under his guiding hand as it were. And well, the rest is history, as they say!
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