Alec Soth curates special exhibition for The Photography Show


Laura Letinsky, Untitled #38 from the series Hardly More Than Ever, Date: 2001. Chromogenic print, 17 1/2 x 24 inches © Laura Letinsky. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery 

NEW YORK – Award-winning photographer Alec Soth has curated a special exhibition exclusively for The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD, April 4-7 at Pier 94 in New York. A Room for Solace: An Exhibition of Domestic Interiors features more than 40 images that speak to the possibility of finding refuge during turbulent times.

Says Soth, “How should the photography world respond to the times in which we live? With this exhibition, I want to take a break from the fractious public square of photography and wander quietly into people’s homes. Behind these doors I hope to find a sliver of solace in these unstable times.”

Comprising portraiture, still life, and reportage chosen from galleries exhibiting at the show, what connects these pictures is a quality of intimacy. The exhibition includes works by Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Danny Lyon, Rene Magritte, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel Meyerowitz, Bill Owens, James Van Der Zee, and more.

About Alec Soth
Alec Soth is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis. He has published over 25 books includingSleeping by the Mississippi (2004), NIAGARA (2006), Broken Manual (2010), and Songbook (2015). Soth has had over 50 solo exhibitions including survey shows organized by the Jeu de Paume in Paris (2008), 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, and Loock Gallery in Berlin. He is a member of Magnum Photos.

The Photography Show will be held April 4-7, 2019, at Pier 94 in New York City. Celebrating its 39th edition, the show will feature more than 130 exhibitors including the world’s leading fine art photography galleries, book dealers, and publishers. A schedule of exhibitor-hosted events including book signings is here. A dozenAIPAD Talks will feature prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists. Presented by AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Art Dealers), the fair is the longest running and foremost art fair dedicated to the photographic medium. An Opening Preview will be held on April 3.

Pier 94, 711 12th Avenue at 55th Street, New York City

Opening Preview, Wednesday, April 3
VIP Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Public Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Daily Public Hours
Thursday, April 4, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
(The Show is open daily to VIP guests one hour prior to public hours.)

Tickets and information are available at For further details, visit, email, or call +1-202-367-1158.

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