Episode 05: Alec Soth

Alec Soth.  Charlottesville, Virginia.  2015. 

Alec Soth.  Charlottesville, Virginia.  2015. 

My guest this week is Alec Soth.  We met up to talk about his early days in Minnesota, how Prince bought his childhood home, studies at Sarah Lawrence and the travels behind bodies of work like Sleeping By the Mississippi, Niagara and Songbook.    

To see Soth’s photographs you can visit his website.  And you can check out Little Brown Mushroom, Soth's platform for experimenting with new work by other photographers and writers, hosting traveling workshops and releasing books of his own pictures.  

This summer the Finnish Museum of Photography is hosting a retrospective of Soth's work titled Gathered Leaves - The photographs and books of Alec Soth.  The show will be on view from August 17  through October 30th, 2016.