I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating

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978-1912339310

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Presentation by Mack:

" Taking its name from a line in the Wallace Stevens' poem The Gray Room Alec Soth's latest book is a lyrical exploration of the limitations of photographic representation. While these large-format color photographs are made all over the world, they aren't about any particular place or population. By a process of intimate and often extended engagement, Soth's portraits and images of his subject's surroundings involve an enquiry into the extent to which a photographic likeness can depict more than the outer surface of an individual, and perhaps even plumb the depths of something unknowable about both the sitter and the photographer.

« After the publication of my last book about social life in America, Songbook, and a retrospective of my four, large scale American projects, Gathered Leaves, I went through a long period of rethinking my creative process. For over a year I stopped traveling and photographing people. I barely took any pictures at all.

When I returned to photography, I wanted to strip the medium down to its primary elements. Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully, briefly glimpse their interior life.

In order to try and access these lives, I made all of the photographs in interior spaces. While these rooms often exist in far-flung places, it’s only to emphasize that these pictures aren’t about any place in particular. Whether a picture is made in Odessa or Minneapolis, my goal was the same: to simply spend time in the presence of another beating heart. »

             --   Alec Soth    "

Included at the end of the book an interview of  Alec Soth with Hanya Yanagihara (in English only).

84 pages - Linen hardcover

Mack, 2019

Format : 30 x 33.5 cm

New - Mint condition

$58.31

Soth, Alec

Alec Soth (b. 1969, Minneapolis, Minnesota) is an American photographer. His pictures represent the daily life of the inhabitants, and the landscapes of the American Midwest. Photo: © Alec Soth / Magnum, Unselfie
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