Alec Soth – Songbook – FOTOGALLERIET, Oslo

unnamed-6Alec Soth’s large-scale black-and-white photographs manage to stand out and stir in a way that few photographs do in our image saturated culture. The Songbook project looks at notions of community and isolation in American society, documenting moments from a 3-year period that Soth spent travelling with writer Brad Zellar across seven states within the U.S. while pretending to be small-town reporters for the self-published newspaper ‘LBM Dispatch’. These poignant, touching and timeless photographs exist both as large individual prints and collected together in the exquisitely produced photobook; Songbook, in which they are set against quotes from early 20th century jazz songs.

Nicholas John Jones
Alecsoth01Bil. Sandusky, Ohio, 2012. Courtesy to Alec Soth and Loock GallerieAlecsoth02Crazy Legs Saloon, Watertown, New York, 2012. Courtesy to Alec Soth and Loock GallerieAlecsoth03Near Kaaterskill Falls, new York, 2012. Courtesy to Alec Soth and Loock GalerieAlecsoth04Jan. Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York, 2012. Courtesy to Alec Soth and Loock Gallerie

unnamed© Alec Soth, Fisk Frisk magazine

Courtesy FOTOGALLERIET, Oslo, exhibition view pictures Istvan Virag for Fotogalleriet

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