Sleeping by the Mississippi
Evolving from a series of road trips along the Mississippi River, Alec Soth's Sleeping by the Mississippicaptures America's iconic yet oft-neglected "third coast." Soth's richly descriptive, large-format color photographs present an eclectic mix of individuals, landscapes, and interiors. Sensuous in detail and raw in subject, Sleeping by the Mississippielicits a consistent mood of loneliness, longing, and reverie. "In the book's 46 ruthlessly edited pictures," writes Anne Wilkes Tucker, "Soth alludes to illness, procreation, race, crime, learning, art, music, death, religion, redemption, politics, and cheap sex." Like Robert Frank's classic The Americans, Sleeping by the Mississippimerges a documentary style with a poetic sensibility. The Mississippi is less the subject of the book than its organizing structure. Not bound by a rigid concept or ideology, the series is created out of a quintessentially American spirit of wanderlust.
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Review: Alec Soth: Sleeping by the MississippiUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
I could look at this for hours. Read full review
Review: Alec Soth: Sleeping by the MississippiUser Review - David - Goodreads
Beautifully captured images. I truly appreciated the text references to the images at the end of the book. They were like icing on the cake. Read full review