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Alec Soth
Born 1969
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nationality American
Occupation Photography

Alec Soth (born 1969, Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American photographer. His photography has a cinematic feel with elements of folklore that hint at a story behind the image.

He has received fellowships from the McKnight and Jerome Foundations and was the recipient of the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His photographs are in major public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Walker Art Center. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial.

His first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published in 2004. His second book, Niagara, was published in 2006. Soth has photographed for The New York Times Magazine, Fortune and Newsweek.

In 2004, Soth became a nominee of the Magnum Photos agency and in 2008 he became a full member.

Gallery Exhibitions


  • Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, NY
  • Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
  • Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
  • LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL
  • Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

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