Alec Soth's Biography
Alec Soth is an American photographer, born in 1969 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is best known for his large-scale projects, often exploring the idea of American identity. He studied photography at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and later at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2004 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and in 2008 he was awarded a fellowship from the McKnight Foundation. His work has been exhibited at major institutions including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Walker Art Center, and the International Center of Photography. He has also published several books of photography, including Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004) and Broken Manual (2010). He currently lives and works in Minneapolis.