Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves
Exhibition, FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium.
The work of renowned Magnum photographer Alec Soth features in this retrospective, drawing from four critical series in his oeuvre. Known for his lyrical approach to documentary photography, Soth’s work is based on a fascination with the vastness of America. “Our vision of America is so shaped by television and movies. All we see are Hollywood starlets and New York cops. We sometimes forget that there are whole other lives being lived in the middle of America. And some of these lives are really inspiring.” The artist’s boundless energy and distinguished position in the international art world makes him a major influence on the younger generation of visual artists.