Akeley, Minnesota. 2007 by Alec Soth.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Alec Soth
In a sealed protective envelope
*Please note that the glossiness of the envelope might have caused some glare in the pictures
Statement from Alec Soth on the back of print “Akeley, Minnesota. 2007”
“This image was published as part of my series, The Last Days of W. to coincide with the 2008 US presidential election. For me, this photo was a way of making aperiod of darkness in American history. Looking back at it now, it’s hard to imagine the feeling of hopefulness I felt back then.”
So, Alec Soth’s work is rooted in the American photographic tradition that Walker Evans famously termed “documentary Style.” Concerned with the mythologies and oddities that proliferate America’s disconnected communities, Soth has an instinct for the relationship between narrative and metaphor. His clarity of voice has drawn many comparisons to literature, but he believes photography to be more fragmented; “It’s more like poetry than writing a novel.”
Aside from his many critically acclaimed personal projects, selected clients include The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, W Magazine, Vogue, GQ, Wall Street Journal Magazine.
Much of Soth’s work is tied to an interest in the photobook and in 2008, he started his own publishing company, Little Brown Mushroom.
So, more books by Alec Soth you can find here.
Also, more Magnum Square Prints here.