Sleeping by the Mississippi
Alec Soth

Photography book

In the early 2000s, photographer Alec Soth walked the course of the mythical Mississippi. Originally from Minnesota, he is not looking for exoticism, he stops where his curiosity is piqued, capturing an America far from Hollywood clichés.

His practice of photography has always been linked to his desire for adventure. More than the beauty of nature, he focuses on the human presence and the atmosphere of the place. Sleeping by the Mississippi offers a view of the dwellings marked time, their residents, scenes of life or traces they have left…

This series of photographs, grouped in a cult book, gives a sensitive portrait of the “Third Coast” and its inhabitants, poetic and non-consensual.

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