Watch: Desert Island Pics with Alec Soth

Discover the eight photographs Alec Soth would take to a desert island.

Recorded at the Barbican Centre, London
3 May 2018

As part of a long-running touring series of Photoworks talks, loosely following the format of Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, acclaimed Magnum photographer, Alec Soth, revealed the eight photographs he would take with him to a desert island.

In the illustrated recording above, Soth discusses his choices with host Stephen Bull and explores how his choices reflect his life and career.

Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has published over twenty-five books including Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), NIAGARA (2006) Broken Manual (2010) and Songbook (2015). Soth has had over fifty solo exhibitions including survey shows organised by Jeu de Paume in Paris (2008), the Walker Art Center in Minnesota (2010) and Media Space in London (2015). Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). In 2008, Soth created Little Brown Mushroom, a multi-media enterprise focused on visual storytelling. Soth is represented by Sean Kelly in New York, Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, LOOCK Galerie in Berlin and is a member of Magnum Photos.

For more from our Desert Island Pics series, visit our Watch & Listen section.

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