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Siren?

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In anticipation of the opening of my exhibition at Weinstein Gallery this Friday featuring projects from the last ten years, a number of people have asked, “What is Siren?”

My last major project was Broken Manual. The subject of these photographs was entirely male. Anxious to photograph something besides bearded loners, I started a project on women with pictures made in Rome, Los Angeles, Moscow, New Orleans and Minneapolis. But before completing this project, Brad Zellar and I started The LBM Dispatch.  As a consequence, this work is still on the back burner with no plans for future publication.

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However, I have already published one book from this project: La Belle Dame Sans Merci. The publisher, Contrasto, has recently uncovered a box of the Italian edition (with an inserted English translation). We are selling signed copies for $250. Purchase yours here:

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A meditation on John Keats, Rome, pale men, beautiful women and pineapples by the photographer Alec Soth.

La Belle Dame Sans Merci
by Alec Soth
Curated by Marco Delogu
with an essay by Francesco Zanot
52 pages, 12.5” x 15.25”
published 2011 by Punctum Press
ISBN: 978-88-95410-31-9

Edition of 500 (250 Italian / 250 English)

Signed Italian Edition (with English translation insert:
$250

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Alec Soth listened to my critique!

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Photograph by Jacob Aue Sobol—Magnum

LightBox presents raw, grainy, intimate stream-of-consciousness-style photographs featured in Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol’s latest book, Veins, a close-up on “people at the edge, on the edge of sanity, at the edges of society, down the wrong end of the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, or in an Inuit settlement in Greenland.” (via: timelightbox)

Photograph by Jacob Aue Sobol—Magnum

LightBox presents raw, grainy, intimate stream-of-consciousness-style photographs featured in Magnum photographer Jacob Aue Sobol’s latest book, Veins, a close-up on “people at the edge, on the edge of sanity, at the edges of society, down the wrong end of the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, or in an Inuit settlement in Greenland.” (via: timelightbox)

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Happening Today! What Is an Archive?

Organized by ICP, What is an Archive was made possible with the support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and presented in collaboration with the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University/Tisch.
What is an Archive panelists include: 
• Zeina Arida, Director, Arab Image Foundation, Beirut• Ariel Efron, Designer/filmmaker, Local Projects, New York• Jorge Ribalta, independent curator, Barcelona• Jeff Rosenheim, Chief Curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York• Marvin Taylor, archivist, Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University• Ben Vershbow, Manager, NYPL Labs, New York Public Library, New York• Laura Wexler, Founder and Director, Photographic Memory Workshop, Yale University, New Haven

Introductory remarks by Lorie Novak, Department of Photograph & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and ICP Executive Director Mark Robbins.(via icphoto)

Happening Today! What Is an Archive?

Organized by ICP, What is an Archive was made possible with the support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and presented in collaboration with the Department of Photography and Imaging at New York University/Tisch.

What is an Archive panelists include: 
• Zeina Arida, Director, Arab Image Foundation, Beirut
• Ariel Efron, Designer/filmmaker, Local Projects, New York
• Jorge Ribalta, independent curator, Barcelona
• Jeff Rosenheim, Chief Curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
• Marvin Taylor, archivist, Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University
• Ben Vershbow, Manager, NYPL Labs, New York Public Library, New York
• Laura Wexler, Founder and Director, Photographic Memory Workshop, Yale University, New Haven
Introductory remarks by Lorie Novak, Department of Photograph & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and ICP Executive Director Mark Robbins.(via icphoto)