October 26, 2012 - 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm
An informal talk about publishing photography books moderated by James Crump, Chief Curator and Curator of Photography, Cincinnati Art Museum.
Darius Himes is co-founder of Radius Books, a nonprofit company publishing books on the visual arts, a founding editor of Photo-Eye Booklist, and assistant director of San Francisco’s Fraenkel Gallery. A lecturer, consultant, and writer Hines has contributed to numerous publications. He is co-author with Mary Virginia Swanson of PUBLISH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK (Princeton Architectural Press 2011), publishyourphotographybook.com.
Born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Alec Soth's (b. 1969) obsession with loneliness and isolation finds him traveling the world, one eye fixed on the interior landscapes of his subjects, the other on the often bleak physical surroundings they inhabit. From a barren dirt road in Georgia to a deserted parking lot at a suburban office park, Soth’s singular vision eludes categorization. He first drew the attention of the art world with SLEEPING BY THE MISSISSIPPI, published by Steidl in 2004 His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the Whitney and São Paulo Biennials, the Jeu de Paume in Paris, Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland, and a 2010 retrospective at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Other publications include NIAGARA (2006), FASHION MAGAZINE (2007) DOG DAYS, BOGOTÁ (2007) THE LAST DAYS OF W (2008), and BROKEN MANUAL (2010). In 2008, Soth launched his own publishing company, Little Brown Mushroom. He is represented by Sean Kelly in New York, Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, and is a member of Magnum Photos.
Free and Open to the Public, Parking fee is $4, free parking for Cincinnati Art Museum members
This lecture is sponsored by FOTOFOCUS. Photo: Alec Soth, Charles, Vasa, Minnesota 2002, courtesy of the artist