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Alec Soth - I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating













Taking its name from a line in the Wallace Stevens’ poem “The Gray Room,” Alec Soth’s latest book is a lyrical exploration of the limitations of photographic representation. While these large-format color photographs are made all over the world, they aren’t about any particular place or population. By a process of intimate and often extended engagement, Soth’s portraits and images of his subject’s surroundings involve an enquiry into the extent to which a photographic likeness can depict more than the outer surface of an individual, and perhaps even plumb the depths of something unknowable about both the sitter and the photographer.

Alec Soth






From The Guardian:


The title for Soth’s first British retrospective is Gathered Leaves, which hints at his ability to chronicle the many – often conflicting – notions of American life that coexist in such a politically riven country, but also his prowess as a maker of photobooks. Indeed, the show is curated chronologically around his four major books: Sleeping By the Mississippi (2004), Niagara (2006), Broken Manual(2010) and Songbook (2015).


It would take another exhibition to do justice to Alec Soth the ultra-contemporary renaissance man of photography. For now, it is Soth the traditional photographer that is on show – and this thoughtful retrospective is conclusive proof that he is the most important visual chronicler of the US at work today.

Gathered Leaves is at the Science Museum’s Media Space gallery, in London, until 28 March 2016.

Somewhere to Disappear.

Somewhere to Disappear é um documentário de 57 minutos, realizado por Laure Flammarion e Arnaud Uyttenhove em que o protagonista é o fotógrafo Alec Soth. Soth propõe-se a mostrar-nos como desaparecer na América do final da era Bush, um país feito de ruído, excesso e decadência e onde as suas personagens procuram solidão e silêncio. O observador confunde-se com o que observa.

Diz Alec Soth: "It's not about running away. It's about the desire to run away." É uma das minhas fantasias recorrentes. É possível alugar/ver o documentário completo online. Trailer abaixo.

Trailer 'Somewhere To Disappear' from Arnaud Uyttenhove on Vimeo.

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Take a road trip adventure across America with renowned photographer Alec Soth, to hidden desert caves and secluded mountain cabins, where survivalists, hermits and runaways go to escape from society.

Directed by Laure Flammarion & Arnaud Uyttenhove
Produced by Sophie Mas
Edited by Benjamin Favreul
Original score by Rob & l'Aiglon
Trailer Editor: Raphaelle Martin-Holger

Twitter: @stdisappear

Moda Mercado

Decorreu recentemente a Moda Lisboa no Mercado da Ribeira, um mercado que serve para tudo, o que naturalmente irrita aqueles que lá trabalham e acham que ele devia servir sobretudo como mercado. Até porque um mercado clássico em funcionamento é um polo turístico. Veja-se a Boqueria em Barcelona.

Tudo isto como desculpa para publicar três fotografias de Alec Soth feitas em Paris. Demonstram bem a dinâmica da moda como espectáculo.