Under the title 'There is always something to find', Museum Helmond shows the photo series of the prominent American photographer Alec Soth (1969) with which he became famous. They are Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), Niagara (2006), Broken Manual (2010) and Songbook (2012-14), most likely supplemented with photos from his most recent series 'I know how furiously your heart is beating' (2018). -2019).
Ordinary and non-everyday
With his travel reports, Soth documents American life, preferably in the countryside, far from the metropolises. He records the lives of ordinary but equally unusual Americans in a subjective, poetic and melancholic way. He photographs both the middle class and people who live on the margins of society.
Soth captures a society struggling with conflicting needs for individuality and community. His work is visually narrative: focused on human emotions, personal expectations and desires. Soth is a member of photo agency Magnum Photos. He works in an American tradition of photographers such as Robert Frank and Joel Sternfeld. Some of Soth's photographs are already icons of American photography history.