DOG DAYS BOGOTÁ by Alec Soth [SPECIAL EDITION]

国際的写真家集団「マグナム・フォト」正会員を務めるアメリカ人フォトグラファー、アレック・ソス(Alec Soth)の作品集。初写真集にしてその名を人々の記憶に刻んだ一作「SLEEPING BY THE MISSISSIPPI」の撮影を2002年に終えた後、養女を引き取るためコロンビアの首都ボゴタへ赴いた。妻と共に2ヵ月間滞在し裁判所が書類手続きを進めるのを待つ間、二人はその女の子の生みの母親が残した手紙や写真、詩を受け取る。手紙には、娘を思う気持ちが綴られていた。「この世にはびこる困難がどうかあなたを傷つけませんように。」「あなたのことを考えるたび、あなたの人生が美しいもので満ち溢れますように、と願うのです。」その言葉を心に刻み、作者は自分の娘となる子のために制作を始める。

彼女の生まれた街を撮ることで、過酷な中にある美しいものを伝えることができればと思う。」- アレック・ソス

今にも壊れそうな建造物、動物たちの交わり、人間の心が持つ不屈の精神、そういったものから美しさは自ずと現れてくる。作家は、美しさとはどういうものかということを写真で詩的に語りかけている。タイトルの「DOG DAYS」は盛夏を意味する。

EXHIBITION:

アレック・ソス Gathered Leaves
会期:2022年6月25日(土) - 2022年10月10日(月・祝) 月曜休館(7月18日、9月19日、10月10日を除く)
時間:9:30-17:00
開催場所:神奈川県立近代美術館 葉山
詳細

EVENT:
ALEC SOTH - TOKYO GATHERING

アレック・ソス新刊『GATHERED LEAVES ANNOTATED』刊行記念 MACKフェア&サイン会
at 代官山 蔦屋書店
[サイン会]
日程:2022年7月15日(金)
時間:14:00 - 15:30
場所:代官山 蔦屋書店 2号館 1階 アートフロア
[MACK フェア]
日程:2022年7月11日(月) - 8月5日(金)
時間:店舗営業時間に準ずる
場所:代官山 蔦屋書店 2号館 1階 ブックフロア
詳細

MACK/SKWAT/twelvebooks
at SKWAT/twelvebooks
[ブックインスタレーション + サイン会 + ギャザリング]
日程:2022年7月15日(金)
時間:17:00 - 20:00
場所:SKWAT/twelvebooks

After completing the shooting of Sleeping by the Mississippi in 2002, Alec Soth travelled to Bogotá, Colombia to adopt a baby girl. While the courts processed paperwork, he and his wife spent two months in the capital city waiting to take their new baby home. The baby’s birth mother gave the new parents a book filled with letters, pictures and poems. “I hope that the hardness of the world will not hurt your sensitivity,” she wrote. “When I think about you I hope that your life is full of beautiful things.” With these words as a mission statement, Soth began making his own book for his daughter. Soth wrote, “In photographing the city of her birth, I hope I’ve described some of the beauty in this hard place.” Beauty makes itself known through ramshackle architecture, the companionship of animals, and the perseverance of the human spirit. Yet, in Dog Days, Bogotá, Soth’s photographs transcend the simple description of beauty and poetically roam through a cast of strays, tough souls, and hints of hope.

by Alec Soth

REGULAR PRICE ¥106,700  (tax incl.)

hardcover in a slipcase
including a print signed by Alec Soth
print: c-type print

60 pages
215 x 225 mm
color
limited edition of 100 copies + 10 APs
2007

SPECIAL EDITION
FIRST EDITION
SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY ALEC SOTH

shortlist of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2006

published by STEIDL

COMING SOON APERTURE 247 - SUMMER 2022: SLEEPWALKING
SPECIAL EDITION APERTURE 247 - SUMMER 2022: SLEEPWALKING COLLECTOR'S EDITION [SPECIAL EDITION]
SIGNED GATHERED LEAVES ANNOTATED by Alec Soth [JAPANESE EDITION / SIGNED]
SPECIAL EDITION ONE PICTURE BOOK TWO #28: IF YOU WANT TO RIDE... by Alec Soth [SPECIAL EDITION]
SOLD OUT A POUND OF PICTURES by Alec Soth [SIGNED]
A POUND OF PICTURES by Alec Soth
SOLD OUT A POUND OF PICTURES by Alec Soth [SPECIAL EDITION]
SOLD OUT THE PARAMETERS OF OUR CAGE by C. Fausto Cabrera, Alec Soth
SIGNED SLEEPING BY THE MISSISSIPPI by Alec Soth [SIGNED]
SLEEPING BY THE MISSISSIPPI by Alec Soth
SPECIAL EDITION SLEEPING BY THE MISSISSIPPI by Alec Soth [SPECIAL EDITION]
SIGNED I KNOW HOW FURIOUSLY YOUR HEART IS BEATING by Alec Soth [SIGNED]
I KNOW HOW FURIOUSLY YOUR HEART IS BEATING by Alec Soth
SPECIAL EDITION I KNOW HOW FURIOUSLY YOUR HEART IS BEATING by Alec Soth [SPECIAL EDITION (A)]
SPECIAL EDITION I KNOW HOW FURIOUSLY YOUR HEART IS BEATING by Alec Soth [SPECIAL EDITION (B)]
SPECIAL EDITION ONE PICTURE BOOK #88: BOGOTÁ FUNSAVER by Alec Soth
SIGNED NIAGARA by Alec Soth [FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING / SIGNED]
NIAGARA by Alec Soth [FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING]
SPECIAL EDITION NIAGARA by Alec Soth [SPECIAL EDITION]
GATHERED LEAVES POSTCARDS by Alec Soth
SOLD OUT GATHERED LEAVES by Alec Soth
SIGNED SONGBOOK by Alec Soth [FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING / SIGNED]
SONGBOOK by Alec Soth [FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING]
RARE SONGBOOK by Alec Soth [FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING]
SOLD OUT LOOKING FOR LOVE, 1996 by Alec Soth
SOLD OUT LOOKING FOR LOVE, 1996 by Alec Soth [SPECIAL EDITION]