Get to Know Alec Soth, One of Photography's Rising Stars

Posted by David Ozanich — 6 Jan 2011


Alec Soth's show at the Walker Art Center in Minnesota closed a few days ago, but plans are afoot for the well-reviewed exhibition to go on tour. Last night the PBS Newshour profiled the photographer who has quickly become among the most prominent in the United States and even Europe. In the piece, he discusses the differences between taking photos for a book versus mounting them on museum walls, what drew him to art in the first place, and the dual nature of Niagara Falls.

He also asks the question: "In a world where there are 500,000 pictures a second being uploaded onto Facebook, what does it mean to be a photographer in that environment?"

Trust me, this is good stuff. Watch it now.

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