Alec Soth

Alec Soth at the American Academy in Rome


Alec Soth will be a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome from May 17 to May 23, 2010. In conjunction with his visit, the Academy will host an exhibition of his photographs, titled Alec Soth: Portraits.

The exhibition will feature a variety of portraits of Americans taken over the last 12 years, from mothers of Marines serving in Iraq to teenage mothers in the Louisiana Bayou, from religious propaganda in the American workplace to the mortgage crisis in Stockton, California. The exhibition is made possible by the Gagosian Gallery, Rome.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm, at the Academy’s Gallery, Via Angelo Masina, 5, Rome, Italy. The exhibition will run until June 18, 2010, viewed by appointment.

This fall, Radius Books is releasing a book featuring works by Alec Soth and photographer John Gossage. The product of a 2009 collaborative trip to New Zealand, the publication is titled The Auckland Project.

Pre-order The Auckland Project at our online store.



Darius Himes will be a juror in a new international photography contest for both emerging and established photographers, put on by Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Other jurors will be Vince Aletti, writer/critic, The New Yorker magazine; Julie Saul, gallery owner/director, Julie Saul Gallery; Alec Soth, photographer; Hank Willis Thomas, photographer; Jamie Wellford, international photo editor, Newsweek magazine; Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff, editors, Daylight Magazine; Alexa Dilworth, publishing director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; and Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.

The deadline for entry is May 15th, with winners announced in mid-June. Awards will be given for a Project Prize and a Work-In-Process Prize. For more information and to enter the contest, go to Daylight Magazine.