We are totally thrilled to kick off the new season with a very special guest Alec Soth and very lucky to be one of the very few venues in the UK to host a talk with him as part of his visit to the UK due to his first solo show in London.

Alec Soth will talk about his journey as a photographer and publisher, as well as his mechanisms to develop his creative process.

Tickets are available on the link below, please if you really want to attend this event make sure you get your ticket soon as the capacity is limited.

After the talk ICVL is organising a Pop-Up Pizza dinner at Mark’s Bread (North Street, Bristol). Book your place by sending an email to info(at)icvl.co.uk Subject: PIZZA. Price £15. You will receive an email with payment details. Only 35 places available.


TALK. Alec Soth – From Here to There

3rd October 2015

7pm. Doors open 6pm

at IC-Visual Lab MAP



Send us an email to be on the waiting list in case there are any cancellations.


Alec Soth was born in 1969 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He studied at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. Soth received international acclaim when his photographs were featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and São Paulo Biennials.

Soth’s photographic style has continued to develop in subsequent series beginning with his iconic Sleeping by the Mississippi, and including NIAGARA, The Last Days of W and Broken Manual. Soth uses his large format camera to photograph the people and landscapes of suburban and rural communities, often during road trips throughout the Midwest and the South.

Soth’s photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions. In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Soth’s work was exhibited at the Jeu de Paume in Paris, France and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. In 2010, the Walker Art Center mounted a comprehensive exhibition with an accompanying catalogue entitled From Here To There, Alec Soth’s America. His first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. Since then Soth has published NIAGARA(2006), Fashion Magazine (2007), Dog Days, Bogotá (2007), The Last Days of W (2008), Broken Manual(2010). In 2008, Soth started his own publishing company, Little Brown Mushroom. Songbook (2014), Alec Soth’s most important work since the iconic Sleeping by the Mississippi, is a revisitation of his beginnings as a staff photographer on a suburban newspaper in Minneapolis. 
His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, to name a few. Soth is also a member of Magnum Photos.

Soth lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

For more information, please visit www.alecsoth.com.