Cruising by Chad States

Posted in Photobooks (general) by Alec Soth on May 15, 2010

Chad States excellent book, Cruising, won 2nd place in the FotoBook Festival book dummy competition. Before some savvy publisher snatches up this excellent title, you can purchase your own copy here.

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  1. tired said, on May 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Great book! Glad it won a prize.
    Any hints why the other two were elected? just curious…

    And thanks for the lecture, you rocked the festival!

  2. Sheygetz said, on May 17, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    The link is dead – “The page you requested does not exist. Please check the Web address and try again.”

  3. LBM said, on May 18, 2010 at 2:20 am

    Looks like book has been removed from Blurb. Damn.

  4. Alec Soth said, on May 18, 2010 at 2:42 am

    Thanks for the kind words ‘Tired.’ It was a long process of voting, discussion and revoting among the jurors (9, I think). Judging can frustrating process, especially for artists. But it is also revelatory. Democracy is messy. And art making is hardly scientific. I wish all artists could at least once watch a jury in action. For me it puts the whole process into perspective.

  5. Priska said, on May 18, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I was among the jurors and I think that the book of Chad was the most innovative, working with identity, secret and expectation of the observer.

  6. Tim J. Veling said, on May 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Where is the link to the other finalists / runners up? I can’t seem to find it on the site.

  7. Tim J. Veling said, on May 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    PS: Very interesting book too!

  8. lesley said, on May 18, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    Good advocacy work on that book, Alec; worth the second look.

    I will say; the winning entry was a better “dummy” in that the way it was put together — its design, the paper selected, etc. elevated the material in a way the others selected for 1st & 2nd prize did not … and it was a prize for best dummy, not best portfolio.

    Here’s a link to the winner’s website:

  9. tired said, on May 20, 2010 at 2:47 am

    Wow, seems like half the festivals authority chimes in.
    Thanks everyone for giving a little insight, most appreciated!

  10. Chad Muthard said, on May 23, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    This post brings a tear of joy to my eyes. Chad and I have shared many a beer in our time, and it’s wonderful to see him getting some due respect for his work. He is a man that constantly keeps me on my toes. Hats off and hopefully some dancing shoes on.

  11. david john said, on June 1, 2010 at 9:16 am

    amazing book!

  12. peter said, on July 29, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Beautiful book, I love the concept! The link is here guys:

    This should take you straight to it!

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