To celebrate American photographer Alec Soth‘s first major UK exhibition now open in London’s Science Museum Media Space, this week we’re giving away one copy of Gathered Leaves, a wonderful survey of Alec Soth’s work so far produced by MACK specifically as a complement to the show.
Simply share the Facebook post below for your chance of winning Gathered Leaves (remember to set the post’s visibility to ‘Public’, otherwise we have no way of knowing you shared it). The giveaway will run until next Sunday 6 March at 12 AM; one winner will be chosen at random. Good luck!
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Go see the show in Science Museum’s Media Space soon – it closes next 28 March! Here’s a short presentation: “Like many great photographers and writers from the American canon – such as Robert Frank, Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld – Alec Soth takes the open road as his subject, but brings to it his own unique and modern twist. Through haunting, intimate portraits, desolate landscapes and wide open wildernesses, his work captures a profound sense of what it is to be human. Tenderness, joy, disappointment, fear or pride – his striking portraits capture the rawness of human emotion and the tension between our conflicting desires for individualism and community.
This exhibition presents his four signature series – Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), Niagara (2006), Broken Manual (2010) and the most recent, Songbook (2014) – and highlights his remarkable career and distinctive vision.”
Much more than just a catalogue, Gathered Leaves is a beautiful object, a clamshell box including 29 large format postcards and four mini facsimile books of Alec Soth’s cult photobooks Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), Niagara (2006), Broken Manual (2010) and the most recent Songbook (2015). We can see you drooling from right here.
Not the lucky winner of the giveaway? Buy your copy of Gathered Leaves from MACK.