L-R: 'Ute's Books, Odessa'; 'Anna. Kentfield, California'; 'Birds of America, Minneapolis.' Images courtesy Weinstein Hammons Gallery. Alec Soth


Alec Soth: I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating

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There’s something calm, earnest, and honest about Alec Soth’s photography. Over the years, the Minnesota-born artist has snapped couples outside of a bridal chapel, homeless folks by the Mississippi River, and small-town beauty contestants. For his latest project, he has selected a collection of people and their homes from around the world. An older woman in Odessa gazes into her mirror, pictures from her youth surrounding her vanity. A shirtless, tattooed man in Warsaw sits on his couch. A woman in Berlin looks as though she is pondering what to do next. There are also interiors: a bedroom in Bucharest with a taxidermied owl, a cluttered and well lived-in family room in St. Louis, the view from a window in Toulouse. “Rather than trying to make some sort of epic narrative about America, I wanted to simply spend time looking at other people and, hopefully, glimpse their interior life,” he says.