Dismantling My Career: A Conversation with Alec Soth

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– Getting ready for his first career retrospective opening at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, photographer Alec Soth sat down with Bartholomew Ryan to discuss his new body of work Broken Manual as well as book publishing and blogging. This is the first real look into Broken Manual, as Alec has been keeping it very secret and I can’t wait to see the full series when it is published by Steidl later this year. Read the interview here.

As well as Broken Manual, Alec has four other book projects coming out soon, including the catalogue for his exhibition at the Walker Art Center From Here to There, his collaboration with photographer John Gossage The Auckland Project, his commissioned project for the Brighton Photo Biennial Brighton Picture Hunt, another collaboration this time with photographer Catherine Opie for fashion house Rodarte, and lastly Ash Wednesday, New Orleans created from his NY Times series The Continental Picture Show. Needless to say it is going to be a very busy Fall/Winter for my favorite photographer.