144 pages, 2014.
Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country.
From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, Soth attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and communal gatherings in search of human interaction in an era of virtual social networks.
Songbook strips the pictures of their context, in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Overall, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the desire to be united.