Niagara

@ Soth, Alec

978-1912339259

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Presentation by Mack:

" In the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut monograph Sleeping by the Mississippi, Alec Soth turned his eye to another iconic body of water, Niagara Falls. As with his photographs of the Mississippi, Soth's pictures of Niagara are less about natural wonder than human desire.  « I went to Niagara for the same reason as the honeymooners and suicide jumpers, » says Soth, « the relentless thunder of the Falls just calls for big passion.

Working over the course of two years on both the American and Canadian sides of the Falls using a large-format 8x10 camera, the photographs are rigorously composed and richly detailed. Soth depicts newlyweds and naked lovers, motel parking lots and pawn shop wedding rings.

Throughout the book, Soth has interspersed a number of love letters from the subjects he photographed. We read about teenage crushes, workplace affairs, heartbreak and suicide.

Oscar Wilde wrote of the Falls, « The sight of the stupendous waterfall must be one of the earliest, if not the keenest, disappointments in American married life. »  In Soth's Niagara, we see both the passion and the disappointment. His pictures are a remarkable portrayal of modern love and it's aftermath. "

PLEASE NOTE: This book was originally published by Steidl in 2006; we are offering here copies of the 2018 reprint by Mack.

Includes essays by Philip Brookman and Richard Ford, in English only.

104 pages - Faux-leather hardcover

Mack, 2018

Format : 28 x 32

New - Mint condition

$47.70

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. Sleeping by the Mississippi is a photobook whose public and critical success has not failed, since its first publication by Steidl in 2004 (then Steidl, 2008 then Mack, 2017). It was followed by Niagara . (Steidl, 2006 then reprinted by Mack, 2018). Soth has been a member of the Magnum Photos agency since 2004. Photo: © Alec Soth / Magnum, Unselfie
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