Alec Soth's first major U.S. survey exhibition: Sneak peak

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Alec Soth
Kym, Polish Palace, Minneapolis, MN, 2000-2002
Minnesota-based artist Alec Soth has traveled the world photographing many different subjects during his lengthy career, but it is his images from the U.S. that will make up his first major survey exhibition. Opening mid-September at the Walker Art Center, the show will explore his many years in photography with previously viewed and completely new work.

"From Here to There: Alec Soth's America" will feature over 100 photographs spanning 15 years. Images include early black-and-white pics from blue collar Minneapolis pubs, as well as selections from many of his acclaimed series, including "Sleeping by the Mississippi," "NIAGARA," "Fashion Magazine," and "The Last Days of W."

Also included in the exhibition will be Soth's latest effort, "Broken Manual," in which he snaps individuals who live "off the grid" outside of civilization, from shut-ins to homeless to runaways to monks to naturalists.   

"From Here to There" opens at the Walker Art Center Sunday, September 12. Soth will be at the museum that day to give a talk at 2 p.m. The exhibition runs through January, 2, 2011.

Check out preview images below.

Alec Soth
Mother and Daughter, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1999

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Alec Soth
Peter's Houseboat, Winona, Minnesota, 2002

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Alec Soth
Sydney, Tallahassee, Florida, 2004

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Alec Soth
untitled, 2006

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