LECTURE: Alec Soth. Thurs., April 16th at 5:30pm...B-1 Meyerson Hall

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ALEC SOTH, Photographer
Thursday, April 16th at 5:30PM

B-1 Meyerson Hall
210 S. 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Alec Soth’s work is rooted in the distinctly American tradition of ‘on-the-road photography’ developed by Walker Evans, Robert Frank and Stephen Shore. From Huckleberry Finn to Easy Rider there seems to be a uniquely American desire to travel and chronicle the adventures that consequently ensue. He has received fellowships from the McKnight, Bush, and Jerome Foundations and was the recipient of the 2003 Santa Fe Prize for Photography. His photographs are represented in major public and private collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Walker Art Center. His work has been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney Biennial and a career survey at the Jeu de Paume in 2008. His first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then Soth has published NIAGARA (Steidl, 2006), Fashion Magazine (Magnum, 2007), and Dog Days, Bogotá (Steidl, 2007). He is represented by the Gagosian Gallery in New York and the Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis.

The University of Pennsylvania's Residency Program is made possible by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts. The Spiegel Fund creates and supports a series of coordinated interdisciplinary courses, programs and events.

NOTE: Admission is free, but tickets are required for this event. Tickets will be available one hour prior to the start of time in the lobby of Meyerson Hall.


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