“We couldn’t be more excited to announce that Alec Soth, renowned photographer and founder of Little Brown Mushroom Books, will be serving as the guest curator for our 5th—and final—month of Hey, Hot Shot! 2010.
Alec Soth has emerged as one of the preeminent photographers of our time, working seamlessly across genres as fine artist, storyteller and documentarian. Soth’s creative projects combine photography, video, sound and writing (and more!) into inspiring stories that emerge from his journeys on the meandering roads of America. In 2008, Soth was named a full-time member of Magnum Photos and this September, the first U.S. survey of Soth’s work, From Here to There, will open at the Walker Art Center, not to be missed if you are anywhere near Minneapolis.
Two Towels, 2005, from Niagara by Alec Soth
To readers of this blog, he needs no introduction, especially as of late, with all of the interesting projects and upcoming exhibitions keeping his name at the top of our feeds and conversations. But before you race to upload your images, read on for details about the award and more about Alec’s work.
Alec will be reviewing all work submitted between July 30th and August 20th (two days before the end of the overall competition entry period on August 22nd). The entrant of his choice will be featured on our blog and newsletter, and receive what he has dubbed the “Little Brown Mushroom Love Pack” which includes:
– An autographed edition of Bedknobs & Broomsticks by Trent Parke (from the SOLD OUT edition of 1,000)
– Lost Boy Mountain by Lester B. Morrison (edition of 1,000)
– The Last Days of W by Alec Soth (from the SOLD OUT edition of 10,000)
– and a screen-printed LBM t-shirt
“The Little Brown Mushroom Love-Pack“