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 organized 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, and is a member of Magnum Photos.
Selected Solo ExhibitionsFotoMuseum (Antwerp, Belgium) 2017
Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin, Ireland) 2016
Scotiabank CONTACT (Toronto, Canada) 2016
The Finnish Museum (Helsinki, Finland) 2016
National Media Museum (Bradford, UK) 2016
SCAD Museum of Art (Atlanta, Georgia) 2015
Fotogalleriet (Oslo, Norway) 2015
Denver Art Museum (Denver, Colorado) 2015 Loock Galerie (Berlin, Germany) 2015 Media Space (London, UK) 2015
Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) 2015
Fraenkel Gallery (San Fransico, CA ) 2015
Sean Kelly Gallery (New York, New York ) 2015
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (Madison, WI) 2014 Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) 2014
El Museo de Bogotá (Bogotá, Colombia) 2013 Sean Kelly Gallery (New York, NY) 2012
Rome International Photography Festival (Rome, Italy) 2011
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN) 2010
Triennale di Milano (Milan, Italy) 2010
I M ART (Seoul, Korea) 2009 Williams College Museum of Art (Williamstown, MA) 2009 Gagosian Gallery (New York, NY) 2009
Stephen Wirtz Gallery (San Francisco, CA) 2009
Haunch of Venison (Zurich, Switzerland) 2008 Fotomuseum Winterthur (Winterthur, Switzerland) 2008 Stephen Daiter Gallery (Chicago, IL) 2008
BBK (Bilbao, Spain) 2008
Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN) 2008
Jeu de Paume (Paris, France) 2008
Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) 2007 Power House (Memphis, TN) 2007
Host Gallery (London, UK) 2007
California Museum of Photography, UC-Riverside (Riverside, CA) 2006
Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) 2006
Wohnmaschine (Berlin, Germany) 2006
Gagosian Gallery (New York, NY) 2006
Des Moines Art Center (Des Moines, IA) 2006
Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN) 2005
Open Eye (Liverpool, UK) 2004
Wohnmaschine (Berlin, Germany) 2004
Weinstein Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) 2004
Stephen Wirtz Gallery (San Francisco, CA) 2004
Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, NY) 2004
Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago, IL) 2003 Weitman Gallery of Photography (Washington University, St. Louis, MO) 2003
Selected Group Exhibitions
the McNay (San Antonio, Texas) 2016
Jack Shainman Gallery (New York, NY) 2016
Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam(Amsterdam, Netherlands) 2015
Plains Art Museum(Fargo, North Dakota) 2014
Fraenkel Gallery(San Francisco, CA) 2014
Dorsky Gallery(Long Island City, NY) 2014
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale, FL) 2014
Müchner Stadlmuseum (Munich, Germany) 2014
The College of Wooster (Wooster, OH) 2014
BredaPhoto International Photo Festival (Breda, The Netherlands) 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (Detroit, MI) 2014
DOK:14 (Fredrikstad, Norway) 2014
Museum de Fundatie (Zwolle, The Netherlands ) 2014
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (Clinton, New York) 2014
Marco Museum of Contemporary Art (Monterrey, Mexico) 2014
Sprengel Museum (Hannover, Germany) 2014
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art (San Francisco, CA) 2011
Photomonth in Krakow (Krakow, Poland) 2011
Brighton Photo Biennial 2010 (Brighton, England) 2011
The Soap Factory (Minneapolis, MN) 2010
The Center for Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock, NY) 2009
National Portrait Gallery (Washington, DC) 2008
Museu Collecao Berardo (Lisbon, Spain) 2008
Gagosian Gallery (New York, NY) 2007
Jen Bekman (New York, NY) 2007
Cinémathéque Francaise (Paris, France) 2007
Yossi Milo Gallery (New York, NY) 2007
Tate Liverpool (Liverpool, England) 2007
Koldo Mitxelena (San Sebastian, Spain) 2007
Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels, Belgium) 2006
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (Madison, WI) 2006
The Photographers’ Gallery (London, UK) 2006
Haus der Kunst (Munich, Germany) 2006
Columbia University’s Miriam & Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery (New York, NY) 2006
George Eastman House (Rochester, NY) 2006
Timezone 8 Editions (Beijing, China) 2005
T.H. InSide (Milan, Italy) 2005
MassMoCA (North Adams, MA) 2005
Gagosian Gallery (New York, NY) 2005
Cohan and Leslie (New York, NY) 2005
Wirtz Gallery (San Francisco, CA) 2005
Jackson Fine Art (Atlanta, Georgia) 2005
North Carolina Art Museum (Raleigh, NC) 2005
Pace / MacGill (New York, NY) 2004
Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo (São Paulo, Brazil) 26th Bienal de São Paulo, 2004
ArtChicago 2004 Artist Booth (Chicago, IL) 2004
Whitney Musuem of American Art (New York, NY) Whitney Biennial, 2004
Alice Austen Museum (Staten Island, NY) 2003
Selected Public and Private Collections
Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, NY
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
General Mills Corporate Art Collection, Golden Valley, MN
Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
LaSalle Bank, New York, NY
LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Margulies Collection at the Warehouse, Miami, FL
Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, TN
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Progressive Corporate Art Collection, Cleveland, OH
Regis Corporate Art Collection, Minneapolis, MN
Robbins Kaplan Miller Ciresi, Minneapolis, MN
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Fellowships and Prizes
Knights Foundation Challenge, 2015
Guggenheim Fellowship 2013
McKnight Photography Fellowship, 2013
PhotoVision Award 2008
Bush Artist Fellowship 2008
Golden Light Book Award 2006
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2006 (finalist)
CEPA Artist Residency 2005
McKnight Photography Fellowship, 2004
Santa Fe Prize for Photography, 2003
Minnesota State Arts Board, 2001
MCAD / Jerome Fellowship, 2001
Jerome Travel and Study Grant, 2001
McKnight Photography Fellowship, 1999
Colorado. Little Brown Mushroom, 2013.
Michigan. Little Brown Mushroom, 2012.
Buch Looking for Love. Kominek Bücher, 2012.
Upstate. Little Brown Mushroom, 2012.
Ohio. Little Brown Mushroom, 2012.
House of Coates. Little Brown Mushroom, 2012.
La Belle Dame Sans Merci. Edizioni Punctum, 2011.
Postcards From America. Photographs by Alec Soth, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Mikhael Subotzky, and Ginger Strand. Magnum, 2011.
Rodarte. Photographs by Alec Soth and Catherine Opie. JRP|Ringier, 2011.
The Auckland Project. Photographs by Alec Soth and John Gossage. Radius Books, 2011.
Farbenlehre. Optimal Media GmbH, 2011.
Core Collections: Writings on Photography. Aperture, 2011.
One Day, Ten Photographers. “Gus the Great” by Alec Soth; with Eva Maria Ocherbauer, Gerry Badger, Harvey Benge, Jessica Backhaus, John Gossage, Martin Parr, Rinko Kawauchi, Rob Hornstra, and Todd Hido. Kehrer, 2011.
Lonely Boy Mag: A-1 “Midwestern Exotica”. Photographs by Alec Soth, essay by Jindrich Styrsk. Little Brown Mushroom, 2011.
Lonely Boy Mag: A-2 “Boys & Their Cars”. Photographs by Alec Soth, Todd Hido, Peter Davidson, and Chad States, essay by Arno Strine. Little Brown Mushroom, 2011.
Broken Manual. Alec Soth and Lester B. Morrison. Steidl, 2010.
One Mississippi. Nazraeli Press, 2010.
Ash Wednesday, New Orleans. Super Labo, 2010.
O Christmas Tree. Urban Outfitters, 2010.
From Here to There: Alec Soth’s America. Walker Art Center and Engberg, 2010.
Brighton Picture Hunt. Photographs by Carmen Soth, edited by Alec Soth. Photoworks, 2010.
Georgian Spring: A Magnum Journal. Alec Soth, Antoine d’Agata, Jonas Bendiksen, Thomas Dworzak, Martine Franck, Alex Majoli, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, and Mark Power. Magnum, 2009.
Last Days of W. Little Brown Mushroom, 2008.
Sheep. TBW Books, 2008.
Dog Days, Bogotá. Steidl: Göttingen, 2007.
Fashion Magazine. Magnum: Paris, 2007.
XL Photograpy 3. Hatje Cantz, 2007.
The Image To Come: How Cinema Inspires Photographers. Steidl: Göttingen, 2007.
Between the Lakes: Artists Respond to Madison. Madison Museum of Contemporary Art: Madison, 2006.
Image Makers, Image Takers. Thames and Hudson: London, 2006.
Vitamin Ph. Phaidon Press: London, 2006.
NIAGARA. Photographs by Alec Soth, essays by Richard Ford and Philip Brookman. Steidl: Göttingen, 2006.
Granta. The Making of Parts. Photoessay by Alec Soth. Issue 89. 2004.
Sleeping by the Mississippi. Photographs by Alec Soth, essays by Patricia Hampl and Anne Wilkes Tucker. Steidl: Göttingen, 2004.
Vantage Points: Campus as Place. Photographs by Alec Soth, Beth Dow, Chris Faust. Carleton College Press: Northfield, 2002.
Linked to the Future: Minneapolis and St. Paul. Six b/w plates by Alec Soth. Towery Publishing, Inc: Memphis, 1997.
Visiting Artist Lecture Venues
Columbus State, Columbus, GA
Albright-Knox Gallery of Art, Buffalo, NY
Art Guild Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
Bethel University, St. Paul, Minnesota
California College of Art, Oakland, CA
Columbia College, Chicago, IL
Concordia College, Montreal, Ontario, Canada
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI
Eastern Tennessee University, Memphis, TN
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Fotodok, Utrech, Netherlands
The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
International Center for Photography, New York, NY
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, WI
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA
Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Ohio University, Athens, OH
PhotoMidwest, Madison, WI
PhotoLA, Los Angeles, CA
PhotoSF, San Francisco, CA
Photoworks, San Francisco, CA
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN
Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
San Francisco Photo Alliance, San Francisco, CA
Society for Photographic Education, San Francisco, CA
The Art Center, Los Angeles, CA
The Photographers’ Gallery, London
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
University of Louisville, KY
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA
Artforum. “Reviews: Alec Soth – Sean Kelly Gallery”. April, 2012. Decter, Joshua.
Photo Magazine. “En Direct de New York”. March, 2012. Thérond, Eve.
Interview. “Run Away with Alec Soth”. March, 2012. O’Reilly, Adam.
Hyperallergic. “Children of God”. March, 2012. John, Yau.
The Huffington Post. “Alec Soth: Escape Artist”. March, 2012. Despont, Catherine.
Artforum. “Critic’s Pick: Alec Soth”. March, 2012. Ewing, Margaret.
New York Magazine. “Critic’s Pick: Alec Soth – Armies of One”. March, 2012. Saltz, Jerry.
Time Out New York. “Alec Soth, ‘Broken Manual’”. February, 2012.
The New Yorker. “Critic’s Notebook: Road Show”. February, 2012. Aletti, Vince.
The Huffington Post. “Alec Soth’s Photographs Capture Males Outside of Society”. February, 2012.
Galleria. “This Week: Must-See Arts in the City”. February, 2012. Miranda, Carolina A.
Artinfo. “How to Run Away: Alec Soth on What He Learned From His New Series of Hermit Portraits”. February, 2012. Chayka, Kyle.
Art Papers. “Blocked Escape Routes: Alec Soth’s Broken Manual and the Urge to Disappear”. March/April 2011. Lund, Karsten.
Fantom Photographic Quarterly. “The Big Manual, Alec Soth meets Lester B. Morrison”. Spring, 2010.
Photoworks. “Carmen & Alec Soth: Brighton Picture Hunt“. Autumn/Winter, October-April 2010/11. Chandler, David.
The New York Times. “Trolling for Strangers to Befriend”. August, 2009. Sheets, Hilarie M.
SF Weekly. “Reviews: Alec Soth: The Last Days of W”. Febuary 2009. Vogel, Traci.
Modern Painters. “The Last Days of W”. October 2008. Soth, Alec.
Artforum. “Reviews: Alec Soth, Wohnmaschine”. May 2008. Honigman, Ana.
Stiletto. “Désir D’Attraction”. April 2008. Ollier, Brigitte.
Frieze. “Reviews: Alec Soth at Jeu de Paume.” April 2008. Smith, Sarah-Neel.
Art in America. “Reviews: Alec Soth at Martin Weinstein.” April 2008. Coggins, David.
City Pages. “Alec Soth”. Jan 2008. Severns Guntzel, Jeff.
Aperture. “Sixty Years of Magnum.” Summer 2007. Badger, Gerry.
The Wall Street Journal. “Art Blogs.” March 17-18, 2007. Russell, Jacob Hale.
HotShoe. “Hot Books: Niagara.” January, 2007. Hannigan, William
Guide to Unique Photography. “Running Water.” Issue #6, 2006. Milo, Pim.
The British Journal of Photography. “Young Guns.” Volume 154. Smyth, Diane.
American Photo. “The Art of the Web.” May/June 2006.
ARTnews. “Reviews: Alec Soth, Gagosian.” June 2006. Berwick, Carly.
Stern. “Reale Leidenschaften.” April 25, 2006. Riester, Sabina.
MN Public Radio. “After the Falls.” April 11, 2006. Combs, Marianne.
Minneapolis StarTribune. “See-worthy art events around town.” April 6, 2006. Abbe, Mary.
Magenta Magazine. “Book Review: NIAGARA.” Spring 2006. Strettel, David.
Financial Times. “The human wilderness.” March 26, 2006. Hodgson, Francis.
Photo District News. “Catching up with Alec Soth.” March 23, 2006. LaSala, Anthony.
ARTnews. “Altered States.” March 2006. Woodward, Richard.
The Rake. “Making it.” March 2006. Caniglia, Julie.
The New Yorker. “Critic’s Notebook: Soth Bound.” February 13&20, 2006. Aletti, Vince.
Guardian. “This is sacrilege.” February 14, 2006. Searle, Adrian.
Newsday. “The heart of darkness through a Niagara lens.” February 10, 2006. Budick, Ariella.
The Villager. “The A List: Legends of the Falls.” February 8-14, 2006. —–.
New York Magazine. “An hour in Chelsea.” February 6, 2006. Rosenberg, Karen.
Art & Auction. “An intimate affair.” February 2006. Pollack, Lindsay.
The New York Art World. “Ghada Amer and Alec Soth, Gagosian Gallery.” February 2006. Ramirez, Nicollette.
Village Voice. “NYC Guide: Art.” February 2006. —–.
The Digital Journalist, “Alec Soth’s Niagara.” February 2006. Richards, Roger.
Des Moines Register. “Old Man River photos focus on curious, charming.” January 22, 2006. Pierre, Amanda.
Des Moines Register. “Mississippi photos surreal; Des Moines Art Festival for real.” January 5, 2006. Pierre, Amanda and Jeffrey Bruner.
ArtReview. “The bigger picture,” December/January 2006. Jobey, Liz.
Artforum. “Preview:Munich: ClickDoubleClick: The Documentary Factor (Haus der Kunst).” January 2006. Frailey, Stephen.
POL Oxygen. “Soth Focus: Everyday heroes,” Issue 15, 2005-2006. Gadd, Jessica.
Buffalo News. “Editorial: Tell Me,” December 16, 2005. Connolly, Brian.
The New York Times. “A Carnival of Art, Money, Surf, and Sand.” December 3, 2005. Smith, Roberta.
Picturemagazine.com. “SFCP 3.” Nov/Dec 2005. ——.
mnartists.org. “Rising and Falling to the Occasion: New Photography, McKnight Fellows 2004-2005.” November 19, 2005. Gordon, Glenn.
Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Mining the meaning of Images.” November 25, 2005. Abbe, Mary.
Chicago Tribune, “The Photo Issue: 5 Things you need to know about collecting photography.” November 13, 2005. Skolnik, Lisa.
PDN, “Icons of the 21st Century: Books,” October 2005.
Artforum, “Reviews: Alec Soth.” September 2005. Caniglia, Julie.
Minneapolis StarTribune, “State Fair art show celebrates beauty, family, foibles and loss,” August 26, 2005. Abbe, Mary.
The New Yorker, “Galleries-Chelsea: Minets A Polis.” August 8 & 15, 2005.
The New Yorker, “Galleries-Chelsea: Roger Ballen and Alec Soth.” July 25, 2005.
Pulse of the Twin Cities. “Hot tickets for July 13-19, 2005: Alec Soth and Andrei Codrescu.” July 13, 2005. Urbanski, Adrienne.
PDN Photo Annual 2005. “Photo Books.” May 2005.
Digital Photographer. “Outside the Box: Environmental Portraiture.” Issue 32, 2005.
mnartists.org. “Tender Regard and Comic Melancholy: Alec Soth at MIA.” April 24, 2005. Gordon, Glenn.
mnartists.org. “Magic and Hard Work: Alec Soth at MIA.” April 24, 2005. Fallon, Michael.
Newsobserver.com. “On view.” April 8, 2005. Sung, Ellen.
The Independent Review. “Backwater Blues.” April 7, 2005. Lees, Alasdair.
Twin Cities Where. “Local Knowledge.” April 2005.
St. Paul Pioneer Press. “Recent Developments.” March 6, 2005. Peiken, Matt.
The Art Newspaper. “Alec Soth: Portraits, No. 156.” March 2005.
The Rake. “Art: Alec Soth.” March 2005.
Photo-eye. “The Best Books of 2004.” Spring 2005.
Mouvement. “Portfolio.” January/February 2005. —–.
American Photo. “Stream of Consciousness: Alec Soth looks for American dreamers along the Mississippi.” January/February 2005. Elbies, Jeffrey.
Village Voice, “Top 25 Photo Books of 2004,” January 24, 2005, Aletti, Vince.
Time Europe, “A River Runs Through It,” January 17, 2005, Pantall, Colin.
American Photo On Campus, “Beautiful Dreamer,” January 2005, Albies, Jeffrey.
Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Artist of the Year,” December 26, 2004, Abbe, Mary.
The New York Times, “Southern Photography, Inspired by a Yankee,” December 4, 2004, Smith, Roberta.
Camera Arts, “Writing with Light: Ten Books for Your Wish List,” December 2004, More, Michael.
ic Liverpool, “Don’t miss Mississippi pictures,” November 29, 2004.
Time Asia. “A River Runs Through It.” December 2004. Pantall, Colin.
Daily Post. “Don’t miss Mississippi pictures.” November 29, 2004. ——.
The British Journal of Photography, “Mississippi dreaming,” November 24, 2004, Pantall, Colin.
Photo Italia, “Sognando il grande fiume,” November 2004, Recordati, Sara.
Source, “Book Reviews,” Autumn 2004, Miller, Alicia.
Art Review, “I walk the line,” October 2004, Schuman, Aaron.
Art in America, “Reviews: Berlin – Alec Soth at Wohnmaschine,” October 2004, Phillips, Christopher.
Modern Painters, “Lost in Curation,” Autumn 2004, Aletti, Vince.
Rain Taxi Review of Books, “Sleeping by the Mississippi,” Fall 2004, Gordon, Glenn.
Photo District News, “In Print: Sleeping by the Mississippi,” September 2004, Lehan, Joanna.
Photo District News, “Magnum inducts new members,” September 2004.
The Digital Journalist. “View from the Photo Desk: Q&A with Alec Soth of Magnum Photos.” September 2004. Richards, Roger.
NewYorkPress.com. “Landscapes.” August 17, 2004. Morton, Lisa.
City Pages, “The A-List,” August 11, 2004.
Der Tagesspiegel, “Amerikanische Seele,” August 7, 2004, Daniels, Corinna.
St. Paul Pioneer Press, “Mythic River,” July 18, 2004, O’Sullivan, Thomas.
Minnesota Public Radio, “All Things Considered,” July 12-16,2004, Combs, Marianne.
Minneapolis Star Tribune, “Mississippi Dreaming,” July 9, 2004, Abbe, Mary.
ArtNews, “Reviews: Alec Soth at Yossi Milo,” Summer 2004, Cone, Michele C.
San Francisco Gate, “Reviews: Alec Soth,” July 2004, Bing, Alison.
Photo District News Online, “Magnum Members Grapple with the Future at Annual Meeting,” July 1, 2004, DeFoore, Jay.
Minnesota Monthly, “Sleeping by the Mississippi: Portfolio by Alec Soth,” July 2004, Gihring, Tim.
The Rake Magazine, “A River Runs Through Us,” July 2004, Caniglia, Julie.
The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, “A River Runs Through It,” June 27, 2004, Turner, Christopher.
Art in America, “Report from New York: The Well-Tempered Biennial,” June/July 2004, Heartney, Eleanor.
San Francisco Chronicle, “Alec Soth at Wirtz,” June 12, 2004, Baker, Kenneth.
mnartists.org. “Alec Soth, Sleeping by the Mississippi, is Now Wide Awake in Minneapolis.” June 8, 2004. Fallon, Michael.
Flash Art, “Whitney Biennial 2004: A Good-Looking Corpse,” May/June 2004, Dunn, Melissa.
Photo District News, “The Year in Review: Award Winners of the Year,” May 2004.
Photo-Eye, “Survey of New Books,” Summer 2004.
Artforum, “Reviews: Alec Soth,” Summer 2004, Raymond, Jonathan.
Contemporary. “Highlights: Minneapolis.” Issue 61, 2004. Douglas, Kris.
Exit Express. “Bienal del Whitney 2004.” May 2004. Hatchadoorian, Lisa.
Photo, “Alec Soth révéle son Mississippi,” April 2004, No. 408, Théroud, Eve.
mnartists.org. “Art Review: The Whitney Looks to the Interior.” April 21, 2004. Fallon, Michael.
The Village Voice, “Show World,” April 19, 2004, Aletti, Vince.
The San Diego Union Tribune. “At the Whitney Biennial, more highs than lows—and most of the country is MIA.” April 18, 2004. Pincus, Robert L.
The New York Times, “Art in Review: Alec Soth,” April 16, 2004, Cotter, Holland.
Time Out New York, “Reviews: Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi,” April 15-22, 2004, Kerr, Merrily.
The New York Sun, “Photography: The Newest Eyes,” April 15, 2004, Meyers, William.
Columbia Spectator. “Anticipated Biennial Brings Few Surprises.” April 12, 2004. Krudy, Cat.
Toronto Star, “Fresh images burst from Whitney Biennial,” April 10, 2004, Goddard, Peter.
Minneapolis Star Tribune, “You can’t buy this kind of publicity,” April 2, 2004, Abbe, Mary.
The Village Voice, “A-list,” March 12, 2004, Aletti, Vince.
The New Yorker, “Goings on about Town: Photography,” March 29, 2004.
Time, “Major Art Attack,” March 29, 2004, Lacayo, Richard.
New York Magazine, “Photography: A River Runs Through It,” March 22-29, 2004, Rosenberg, Karen.
The Wall Street Journal, “Whitney Biennial: A Show the Critics Usually Love to Pan, and for Good Reason,” March 23, 2004, Rosenbaum, Lee.
The Leaf of Sao Paulo. “Melancholy, blackout and emptiness predominate the Whitney Biennial.” March 22, 2004. Cariello, Rafael.
Toronto Globe and Mail. “Art in a tremulous time (Whitney Biennial),” March 17, 2004, Milroy, Sarah.
The Washington Post. “Whittling Down the Whitney,” March 14, 2004, Gopnik, Blake.
The New York Times. “Touching All Bases at the Biennial,” March 12, 2004, Kimmelman, Michael.
The Village Voice. “A-list.” March 12, 2004. Aletti, Vince.
Photo District News. “PDN’s 30 2004.” v. XXIV, March, 2004. LaSala, Anthony.
Blind Spot. Issue 26. Winter, 2004. Cover and six color photographs.
Next Level. Edition 2, Vol. 2. Winter, 2004.
Fotopozytyw. “Fotografie dla Carmen.” no. 1. Stycen, 2004. Mazur, Adam.
City Pages. “Artists of the Year.” December 31, 2003. Fallon, Michael.
Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Three with state ties picked for top show.” December 14, 2003. Abbe, Mary.
City Pages, “One of the Great Ones,” September 10,2003, Fallon, Michael.
Photo District News. “Alec Soth wins Santa Fe Prize.” August, 2003. DeFoore, Jay.
Camera Arts Magazine. “Santa Fe Center for Photography 2003 Award Winners Publication.” Cover and 7 color photographs by Alec Soth. August/September 2003.
Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Fellow Travelers, Six Photographers.” Sept. 15, 2000. Abbe, Mary.
Minneapolis Star Tribune. “Photo Exhibits display spiritual musings.” June 19, 1998. Abbe, Mary.