Brighton Picture Hunt
2 October 2010
A photographic journey across Brighton & Hove with his eight year old daughter formed a captivating portrait of a city for Alec Soth's Photoworks commission, his first in the UK.
This exhibition ran between 2nd October – 14th November 2010.
The thought provoking results of Alec Soth’s journey were exhibited as part of the Brighton Photo Biennial 2010 and published as the Photoworks book Brighton Picture Hunt.
Like much of his previous work, Brighton Picture Hunt is a photographic journey that combines poetic and documentary sensibilities, each photograph and idea leading to the next. People, places and objects are juxtaposed with local newspaper headlines. Serendipity is at play as text and image combine to make uncanny connections and provide a captivating portrait of a city.
This commission was shown in the 2010 Brighton Photo Biennial’s keynote exhibition at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, alongside work by Rinko Kawauchi, also commissioned by Photoworks and work by Stephen Gill commissioned by The Archive of Modern Conflict. The project is accompanied by a limited edition Photoworks book, a limited edition print and featured as a folio in the Autumn Winter 2010 issue of Photoworks. You can download a fictional interview with Carmen Soth by David Chandler below, as published in Issue 15 of Photoworks.
Below are a few videos of Alec talking about this project.