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Alec Soth: Dog Days Bogota
by Alec Soth
After completing the work for his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, in 2002, Alec Soth traveled with his wife to Bogota, Colombia, to adopt a baby girl. The baby's birth mother had given the new parents a book filled with letters, pictures and poems for their daughter. "I hope that the hardness of the world will not hurt your sensitivity," she wrote. "When I think a ...more
Published December 1st 2007
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Soth is one of the most interesting contemporary photographers. This book just confirms it: It consists of pictures taken in Bogota while waiting for the documents to adopt his daughter, born there. Through simple takes, it transmits the deep feelings of humankind, as always.