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January 29, 2010

History of Art Symposium

Contemporary Strategies in Documentary Photography

Part I: Alec Soth
Saturday, January 30, 1:30–4 pm
Helmut Stern Auditorium

Sleeping by the Mississippi Project by Alec Soth

This two-part symposium (Part II Feb. 6) explores new practices in documentary photography through the work of some of its most important contemporary practitioners. Each talk will be followed by a panel discussion.

Alec Soth rose to international prominence with the publication of his first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004). This project revealed Soth to be a new and important voice in the tradition of lyrical documentary developed by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, and others. His more recent projects, including NIAGARA, Fashion Magazine, Dog Days, Bogotá, and The Last Days of W, have cemented his reputation as one of the United States’ most important contemporary photographers.

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Posted by verdiyan at January 29, 2010 02:00 PM


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