Alec Soth

Colorado Dispatch
Jun 7, 2015–Nov 29, 2015
Alec Soth, Dave and Trish. Denver, 2013. © Alec Soth

Alec Soth, Dave and Trish. Denver, 2013. © Alec Soth

Alec Soth, Red Rock Archery, Clifton, 2013. © Alec Soth

Alec Soth, Fun Valley, South Fork, 2013. © Alec Soth

Alec Soth, Fun Valley, South Fork, 2013. © Alec Soth

Alec Soth, West of Sterling, 2013. © Alec Soth

Alec Soth, West of Sterling, 2013. © Alec Soth

Alec Soth, Joseph. Walsenburg, 2013. © Alec Soth

Alec Soth, Joseph. Walsenburg, 2013. © Alec Soth

about

Closed: June 7, 2015–Nov 29, 2015
Hamilton Building - Level 2

Photographer Alec Soth studies the habits and rituals of ordinary Americans, finding moments of self-absorption and vulnerability that are specific to the people he photographs, yet somehow common to human experience. Taking cues from the Depression-era documentary projects of the 1930s, Soth set out to create a state-by-state record of American life in the early twenty-first century. Photographed over the course of a 2013 road trip, Colorado Dispatch presents the core of Soth’s work from the Centennial State. These photographs of ordinary citizens, familiar landscapes and puzzling details of local culture offer an unromanticized, yet affectionate, view of the land and its people.

News & Stories

  • Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram
    Blog: Behind the Scenes

    Curator's Choice: #DispatchPortrait Contest on Instagram

    The Denver Art Museum recently opened the photography exhibition Alec Soth: Colorado Dispatch. Photographed over the course of a 2013 road trip, Colorado Dispatch presents the core of Soth’s work from the Centennial State, including photographs of ordinary citizens, familiar landscapes and puzzling details of local culture that offer an unromanticized, yet affectionate, view of the land and its people. More

  • Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado
    Blog: Meet the Artist

    Photographer Alec Soth on Serendipity, Instagram & His Time in Colorado

    Minnesota photographer Alec Soth’s pictures bring to light the quirkiness and humanity of people he encounters and the places where they live. From 2012–2014, Soth embarked on a series of state-by-state road trips to make a portrait of present-day America. His journey through each state that he visited was printed in a “dispatch” format that calls to mind a small town newspaper or travel guide. More