Each book contains five randomised replica vernacular photographs loosely inserted within the pages.
Coincides with solo exhibitions at Sean Kelly Gallery, New York (opening 13 January), Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis (28 January), and Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (3 February).
‘Alec Soth [is] the great road-tripping witness of American life … A Pound of Pictures free-associates … Connections and themes emerge. One is a sense of people searching among wasteland wildflowers for something unknown.’ The Observer
‘Staying true to Soth’s style, [A Pound of Pictures] captures the ordinariness of American life and elevate it to something poetic.’ Artnet
‘Captur[es] the odder aspects of life across both Biden’s and Trump’s America.’ The Art Newspaper
‘Combining verse with light, Soth creates sonnets, elegies and odes to American life that engage both intuition and the imagination in equal measure … A Pound of Pictures is a window into both our world and Soth’s process itself. In every photograph, there is what we see and what lies beneath.’ AnOther
‘A fragmented series of images that make up a photography book about photography itself‘ Internazionale
‘Tagging along as Soth follows his various trails of bread crumbs is a thoroughly engaging artistic experience.‘ Collector Daily
‘[An] obsessive ode to image-making ... this serendipitous approach has become Soth’s signature.’ New Yorker