Alec Soth, Prom #2. Cleveland, Ohio, 2012 Archival pigment print mounted to Dibond, 43 x 56 in.

Alec Soth, Prom #2. Cleveland, Ohio, 2012
Archival pigment print mounted to Dibond, 43 x 56 in.

Alec Soth   

Born 1969, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Soth’s photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. This photograph is part of the Soth's “Songbook” series, which consists of twenty-five black-and-white photographs made between 2012 and 2014 from Soth's cross-country travels. The large-scale prints, accompanied by a companion monograph of the same name, draw a lyrical narrative of off-line, real life community, and social life in the sprawl of 21st century America.

Alec Soth received his BA from the Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York in 1992. Soth’s photographs have been shown nationally and internationally at many places, including Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY; Rome International Photography Festival, Rome, Italy; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY; Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland; Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, England; and at the Whitney Musuem of American Art, New York, NY, for the Whitney Biennial, 2004. Soth has received many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013 and a McKnight Photography Fellowship in 2013.