New Continental Picture Show

Posted in Videos by Alec Soth on September 13, 2010

Watch it here. If you have comments, please leave them on the NYTimes site. Thanks,

Las Vegas Birthday Slideshow (and book / sculpture)

Posted in LBM Books, Videos by Alec Soth on January 4, 2010

I turned 40 last Wednesday. My wife took me to Las Vegas. I made a slideshow.

To see this video a little bit larger, go to the LBM A/V page.

I also made a book and sculpture. See them here. (And buy them here).

I hope you enjoy my midlife crisis…

Book of the Year: ‘Riley & His Story’ by Monica Haller

Posted in Photobooks (general), Videos by Alec Soth on December 28, 2009

Soon after posting my Top 10 list, I learned about Monica Haller’s book, Riley and his story. Me and my outrage. You and us.’ Published in November by Onestar press/Fälth & Hässler, the book consists of hundreds of photographs by Riley Sharbonno, an army nurse who served at Abu Ghraib prison from 2004-2005. But it’s Monica Haller’s stunning methodology for organizing these images that makes this the book of the year.

→With only a thousand copies in print (and most of them in Europe), I’d recommend purchasing this pronto before it sells out.

Since Monica happens to live in Minnesota, I quickly contacted her. She graciously agreed to an impromptu interview in my bunker library.

To see this video a little bit larger, go to the LBM A/V page.
For more information about Riley and His Story, go here.