A Pound of Pictures

Alec Soth
9781913620110 / 1913620115
A Pound of Pictures

A Pound of Pictures

Alec Soth
9781913620110 / 1913620115
Publisher MACK Books 2022
Edition Hardcover , 156 pages
Genres Documentary photography
Tags Exposure Catalog, Fraenkel Gallery, Male Photographer, Photographers, Road trip, Souvenir, United States, Weinstein Hammons Gallery
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A Pound of Pictures is a stream-of-consciousness celebration of the photographic medium, bringing together an entirely new collection of work by Alec Soth made between 2018 and 2021. Depicting a sprawling array of subjects — from Buddhist statues and birdwatchers to sun-seekers and busts of Abe Lincoln — this book reflects on the photographic desire to pin down and crystallise experience, especially as it is represented and recollected by printed images. Throughout this eclectic sequence are the recurring presences of iconography, of souvenirs and mementos, and of the image-makers that surround us day to day. Forming a winding, ruminative road trip, Soth’s photographs are followed by his own notes and reflections in an extended afterword. ‘If the pictures in this book are about anything other than their shimmering surfaces,’ he writes, ‘they are about the process of their own making. They are about going into the ecstatically specific world and creating a connection between the ephemeral (light, time) and the physical (eyeballs, film).’

Each book contains five randomised replica vernacular photographs loosely inserted within the pages.

Specifications

Book title A Pound of Pictures
Photographer Alec Soth
ISBN 10 1913620115 / 1-913620-11-5
ISBN 13 9781913620110 / 978-1-913620-11-0
Publisher MACK Books
Publish year 2022
Genre Documentary photography
Book format Hardcover
Book format details Embossed linen hardcover with front and back tip-in. Three different papers, including a marbled Japanese stock and five randomised replica vernacular photographs.
Language English
Pages 156 pages
Dimensions 25,5 x 31 cm
Weight 1500 g

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