Lecture by Alec Soth

Presented as part of the Photography Lecture Series
November 29, 2011, 7:00–9:00 pm
Charles, Vasa, Minnesota 2002
Phillis Wattis Theater | San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) | 151 Third Street | San Francisco CA

Free and open to the public

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
More info: cbradley@cca.edu

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.

Soth 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.

Soth will give a talk entitled "From Here to There," or "The Paralyzed Cyclops in the Democratic Jungle," in which he will discuss the position of the photographer in an era of Facebook and Flickr.

This lecture series is presented in part by Pier 24 Photography and SFMOMA.