A River Runs Through It

[an error occurred while processing this directive] Alec Soth has had quite a year. In March, the 35-year-old American photographer's pictures of life on the Mississippi River were the hit of the Whitney Biennial in New York City. In June, he was made a nominee of Magnum Photos — the first step to becoming a full member of the prestigious co-operative, and the photographic equivalent of landing a junior fellowship at Oxford University. Then, in August, his book Sleeping by the Mississippi was published to widespread acclaim (the Washington Post spoke reverently of Soth's "Old Master formality"). The next stop is England, where Soth's Mississippi...

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