Published by MACK
4 mini facsimile books:
Sleeping by the Mississippi (11 x 11 cm)
Niagara (13 x 11 cm)
Broken Manual (11 x 9 cm)
Songbook (11 x 10 cm)
28 large format postcards
Each side containing essay by Aaron Schuman.
Additional card with introduction by Kate Bush (curator, director of Media Space, London)
Clamshell, embossed cardboard, printed cover and interior
23 cm x 22 cm
Please note: Local pick-up of orders is available from
The Library Project at 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
Soth's meteoric rise to international acclaim began with his first book,Sleeping by the Mississippi, published by Steidl in 2004. The book has sold through numerous print runs and has long been out-of-print. It embodies not only a moment in which a new and original voice emerged with an unusual ability to transpose subtle and highly personal stories of local American life, but also marked a significant early event in the photo-book publishing boom we are currently experiencing. The success of his two subsequent volumes, Niagara and Broken Manual , combined with the hugely influential exploration of self-publishing under his Little Brown Mushroom imprint, have all reinforced Soth’s position as a master of the book form. The recent success of Songbook  has seen a return to the mainstream of book publishing.
This catalogue is a special object, bringing together an essay by Aaron Schuman spread across 29 large format postcards, with mini facsimile versions of Soth’s 4 books [3 of which are now out-of-print], all housed together in a luxurious printed and embossed clamshell box.
Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and Sao Paulo Biennials. In 2008, a survey exhibition of Soth’s work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. In 2010, the Walker Art Center produced a traveling survey exhibition of Soth’s work entitled From Here To There. Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). In 2008, Soth founded his own publishing company, Little Brown Mushroom. Soth is represented by Sean Kelly in New York, Weinstein Gallery in Minneapolis, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, and is a member of Magnum Photos.