Alec Soth


SC (no dust jacket, as issued), approx. 24
x 28 cm., 68 pp., English.
Steidl 2010.
ISBN 9783869301990

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"Created over four years (2006-2010), Alec SOTH's newest book represents a significant departure from his three previous (Steidl) publications, called 'Sleeping in Mississippi' (2004), 'Niagara' (2006) and 'Dog Days Bogotá' (2007).
Entitled 'Broken Manual', SOTH investigates the places in which people retreat to escape civilization. SOTH photographs monks, survivalists, hermits and runaways, but this isn't a conventional documentary book on life "off the grid." Instead, working with the writer Lester B. MORRISON, the authors have created an underground instruction manual for those looking to escape their lives." (publisher's note)

About the photographer (*1969):
Alec Soth was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he still lives, works and teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
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 Los Angeles County Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Walker Art Center.