I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating by Alec Soth
Alec Soth’s newest book, I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating, is a powerful reflection on the connection between art and life. Inspired by Wallace Stevens’ poem “The Gray Room,” the book lacks a linear narrative, leaving the viewer to draw their own conclusions. Rather, the series explores the intimacy of shared recognition, the vulnerability of a human’s spirit, and the power of photography to connect.
Soth has a rich photographic career, and his work has sold for six figures at auction. His photographs are also in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is a member of the Magnum Photos collective and has shot numerous editorial commissions for such publications as Vogue and the New Yorker.
The photos of American life and landscapes by Alec Soth are poetic and offbeat. The artist aims to achieve a balance between intimacy and alienation, capturing both sides of the American experience. Alec Soth’s work has garnered acclaim for its unique perspective on contemporary life in the United States.
A collection of photographs by the American photographer Alec Soth has been published by Mack Books. It is an embossed linen hardback measuring 300 x 335 mm and contains 84 pages. Soth was interviewed by Hanya Yanagihara, and it coincides with four solo exhibitions.