2011 Recipient for Publication: Alec Soth
Born in 1969, Alec Soth is a photographer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials. In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Soth's work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. His first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then he has published NIAGARA (2006), Fashion Magazine (2007), Dog Days, Bogotá (2007), The Last Days of W (2008), and Broken Manual (2010). In 2008, Soth started his own publishing company, Little Brown Mushroom. He is represented by Gagosian Gallery in New York, Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, and is a member of Magnum Photos. In 2010, the Walker Art Center produced the large survey exhibition of his work entitled From Here to There.