Images by Alec Soth


Alec Soth


Photo: Carrie Thompson

Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 11:00 am
Paramount Theater
215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Exhibition: Songbook
Second Street Gallery, June 5th - 27th 
115 2nd St SE 
Charlottesville, VA 22902


Imbuing the banal with cinematic grandeur, Alec Soth’s work is distinguished by its uncanny insightfulness. Through his compassionate lens, the peripheries of contemporary American culture come to life. LOOK3 is thrilled to present an exhibition of Alec Soth's new work from Songbook. These poignant photographs offer a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and an unfulfilled yearning for community.

Soth’s work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials, the Jeu de Paume in Paris, and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. In 2010, the Walker Art Center produced a large survey exhibition of his work titled From Here to There. Alec’s first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then, Alec has published NIAGARA (2006), Fashion Magazine (2007); Dog Days, Bogotá (2007); The Last Days of W(2008); and Broken Manual (2010). Among numerous awards, Alec received the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013) and is a member of Magnum Photos. In 2008, he started the publishing company Little Brown Mushroom.

The 2015 Festival is curated by Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine and Scott Thode, independent curator.