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June 07, 2007

Alec Soth's New Photo Book - Dog Days Bogota

New Photo Book coming from photographer/Blogger extraordinaire Alec Soth.

For all those Alec Sothamaniacs out there, you'll be happy to know there's a new book coming out soon published by Steidl this fall.

Alec has already posted many of the photos from this project on his website.

Since this book is clearly a MAO-Must.. Here's the link to pre-order your copy, and here's the publishes link.

Alec_soth_dog_days_bogota_044_27_10 These 2 photo's from the project, were immediately on the MAO hit list...

Dog Days Bogota.
Photographs by Alec Soth.
Steidl, Gottingen, 2007. 96 pp., 65 color illustrations, 9x9"

Publisher's Description


After completing the work for his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, in 2002, Alec Soth traveled with his wife to Bogotá, Colombia, to adopt a baby girl. The baby's birth mother had given the new parents a book filled with letters, pictures and poems for their daughter. 'I hope that the hardness of the world will not hurt your sensitivity,' she wrote. 'When I think about you I hope that your life is full of beautiful things.' While the courts processed the adoption paperwork, and with these words as a mission statement, Soth set about making his own book for Alec_soth_dog_days_bogota his daughter. Soth writes, 'In photographing the city of her birth, I hope I've described some of the beauty in this hard place.' This beauty makes itself apparent through ramshackle architecture, the companionship of animals and the perseverance of the human spirit. But Soth's photographs also transcend the simple description of beauty, roaming through a cast of strays, tough souls and small hints of hope.

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Love love love love Alec Soth! Huge Crush on him! He is hoooooot! I hope he will show up at Jen Bekman for the New American Portrait show.

What amazing photographs. The contrast between the dog and the landscape creates a tension and conflict that really engages the viewer.

snooze.

yeah, I love Sleeping by the Mississippi and Niagara too. But I'm bored with these. I think Alec is one of the greatest photographers of this generation and I think Sleeping is one of the best collections of photographs ever, but these, hmmm.... they're fine sure, but I do get bored with them unlike I do with his other work....

i like alec's first work, but this is just a case of repackaging mediocre early work from a hot talent.

Fabulous pictures....

Thanks for your information. Most of the posts in the blog is really valuable. Regards

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