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Enchanted Forest (36), Texas

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Enchanted Forest (36), Texas

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Alec Soth
American, born 1969

Date

2006

Medium

Pigmented inkjet print

Accession #

2009.12

Dimensions

30 x 36 inches

Location

Currently Not on View

Description

In the tradition of photographers such as Walker Evans, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore, Alec Soth seeks to expose and elevate pedestrian aspects of American life. His poetic images capture the harsh beauty of disenfranchised people and places, underscoring the romantic ideals espoused by American society and the realities of living in such a vast and varied country. Inspired by the writing of Flannery O’Connor, Soth’s project explores spiritual and hermetic life in the South. The photographs include studies that represent a variety of natural subjects such as landscapes, woods, and caves; examples of man-made intervention including tree houses, forts, cabins and tents; and portraits of monks, hermits, and survivalists.

Credit

Commissioned with funds from Photo Forum and the Friends of Photography

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