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Alec Soth with Andrei Codrescu


Walker Channel


July 14, 2005

Institution Walker Art Center
Photographer Alec Soth's lyric documentation of life along the Mississippi leaves his audience feeling as though they have just paged through a strange yet beautiful dream. Of the book Sleeping by the Mississippi, writer/NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu says, "[He has] the decency (or affection) to disturb none of his subjects, through he disturbed me, a viewer, plenty." From their respective posts at either end of the waterway, Minneapolis-based Soth and New Orleans-based Codrescu come together for an illustrated conversation on the narratives found along the banks of the Mississippi and other stories of America's Great River Road. The evening concludes with a presentation of Soth's current pictorial investigation of Niagara Falls.

Part of Contemporary Art in Conversation.
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Type: Artist Talk
Duration: 01:17:53
Added to Site: April 26, 2009