Alec Soth has constantly traveled while establishing his photographic career.
What has he sought to see in his homeland and young nation America?
Viewers of Soth’s photographs universally empathize with them because he approaches his motifs carefully and views his subjects in America from a compassionate and restrained perspective.
In this issue, we share with our readers the artists, photo books, and poetry that influenced and inspired Soth, a legitimate heir to the lineage of American photography. We have also gathered thoughts on his work from a variety of commentators as well as the artist himself so that we may share Soth’s current perspective and the landscape which he sees from it.