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.