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2021: Alec Soth, Looking for Love

Alec Soth: Looking for Love

25 September - 8 November 2021, at Candie

We were pleased to work again in partnership with the Guernsey Photography Festival and showcase the work of world-renowned American photographer Alec Soth.

'Looking for Love' is a collection of Soth's early work from 1996.  

Alec Soth is widely regarded as one of the most important living, contemporary photographers. He is known for his large-scale projects that focus on the American mid-west and the more off-beat and melancholic aspects of life there. His work is held in private and public collections, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center. He has published a number of books, first editions of which are highly collectible.

"We are incredibly fortunate to have an artist of such stature exhibiting in Guernsey," said Jean-Christophe Godet, Artistic Director of the Guernsey Photography Festival. "It's a fantastic opportunity for the community to experience photographic work of the highest calibre from one of the world's most influential living photographers. I'd like to thank The Guernsey Museum for partnering with us to secure this exhibition and our sponsors Raven Property Group and institutional partners, Guernsey Arts Commission for their continued and highly valued support of the Festival."

Helen Glencross Director at the Guernsey Museums said: "we are absolutely delighted to be able to work with the Guernsey Photography Festival again this year to create this unique exhibition of images by leading contemporary photographer Alec Soth. Due to lockdown, our schedule has been disrupted but the opportunity to host exhibition was not to be missed."

Alec Soth's work can be viewed at

Artist Short Biography
Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has published over twenty-five books including Sleeping by the Mississippi(2004), NIAGARA (2006), Broken Manual (2010), Songbook (2015) and I Know How Furiously Your Heart is Beating (2019). Soth has had over fifty solo exhibitions including survey shows organised by Jeu de Paume in Paris (2008), the Walker Art Center in Minnesota (2010) and Media Space in London (2015). Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). In 2008, Soth created Little Brown Mushroom, a multi-media enterprise focused on visual storytelling. Soth is represented by Sean Kelly in New York, Weinstein Hammons Gallery in Minneapolis, Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, Loock Galerie in Berlin, and is a member of Magnum Photos.