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Pop-Up show in Brooklyn!!!

Posted in Featured
by admin on July 19th, 2016

Thursday, July 21st
7pm-11pm
The Lot Radio, 17 Nassau Ave.

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The Winnebago Workshop Website

Posted in Featured
by admin on July 5th, 2016

As the Winnebago Workshop prepares for our upcoming cross-country trip to New York, we’re excited to announce the launch of our new website: www.winnebagoworkshop.com

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The Winnebago Workshop Kickstarter!

Posted in Education Featured
by admin on October 28th, 2015

The Winnebago Workshop is an art school on wheels. With your help, it can keep traveling. More students can be given free access to life-changing experiences. More teachers on the road. More art. Find out more about the Winnebago Workshop and how you can support the development of young artists HERE.

We have great rewards for backers including a new book by Alec Soth that will only be available on Kickstarter.

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Which picture do you like more?

Posted in Featured
by admin on September 25th, 2015

Two weeks ago I posted these two pictures on Instagram without any other explanation than the hashtag #InstagramLikeTest. What was going on? Mick Brown, a writer for the Telegraph Magazine, was in the Twin Cites to profile me in advance of my show at Media Space in London. During our time together, he suggested we both make a picture of the same subject with our smartphones. Mick believed my picture would contain some sort of ‘magic’ that would be missing from his. I’ve worked with Mick in the past and admire him enormously, but I thought his hypothesis was harebrained.

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The Winnebago Workshop

Posted in Education Featured LBM Camp
by admin on July 20th, 2015

Big changes are underway here at Little Brown Mushroom. We are taking a hiatus from publishing to focus on our new experimental educational endeavor: The Winnebago Workshop – a mobile classroom that puts artists with teens to create multimedia stories.

This August we’re going to have our first week-long workshop. Each day we will meet at the St. Paul studios of Alec Soth and Little Brown Mushroom. After a morning brainstorming session, we’ll board our RV and explore. Through photographs, video, drawing and writing, participants will collect visual stories. Throughout the course of the week, we’ll have public projections of the stories on the side of the RV.

Apply HERE

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Mr. Hardy and me

Posted in Featured
by admin on March 5th, 2015

In a recent article about Songbook in The Daily Beast, the influence of my high school teacher was discussed:

It was also growing up in Minnesota when he [Soth] first began learning about photography from his teacher, Bill Hardy, who he still keeps in touch with to this day and works with on educational projects. “He’s a remarkable guy, and he would really encourage us to get out of the classroom and take walks and explore. I remember his first lesson was without a camera. He would just have us walk with cardboard mats with windows cut-out and we’d look through them,” he recalls. “It was a good lesson, but I didn’t take to it originally.”

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Dreaming of Summer Nights

Posted in Featured
by admin on March 2nd, 2015

The beginning of March is fine time to start day dreaming about the simple pleasures that await us around the seasonal corner. In that spirit, the Carnegie Museum of Art recently published a short essay of mine on the cover picture of Summer Nights by Robert Adams. Read it HERE.

This also caused me to revisit a video homage I made to Summer Nights a couple of years ago for the Aperture Foundation. Watch it HERE.

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Songbook by Alec Soth

Posted in Featured Photobooks (general)
by admin on January 22nd, 2015

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new book and exhibition Songbook debuting at Sean Kelly Gallery in NYC (Jan. 29th, 2015), Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco (Feb. 5th, 2015), Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis (Feb. 20th, 2015) and Loock Galerie in Berlin (April 30th).

Songbook is published by MACK (LBM is not selling copies). I’ll be doing my first book signing at Sean Kelly Gallery on Saturday, January 31st at 3pm. – Alec Soth

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Help support Colombian photography

Posted in Colombian Photography Featured
by admin on December 31st, 2014

A little over a year ago I asked the question, What Is Happening in Contemporary Colombian Photography. Through the fantastic work of Tom Griggs and his blog fototazo, I’ve since learned a lot. One of the great things Tom does with his blog is help support non-prof microgrants for Colombian photographers. Yesterday he posted a request on the behalf of nine former microgrant recipients to travel from Colombian to the University of Iowa to participate in an intensive workshop in the summer of 2015.

I believe so much in the work Tom is doing to encourage up and coming Latin American photographers and hope you’ll consider supporting this project too. More info on the microgrant HERE

Make a tax-deductible contribution HERE