Science Museum, London, hosts the first major UK exhibition by award-winning American photographer Alec Soth, in Media Space from 6 October. The exhibition will survey a decade of Soth’s work and will be the UK premiere of his eagerly anticipated new series Songbook (2012-14), a chronicle of many journeys across America and a search for human interaction in an era increasingly defined by virtual social networks. Fragmentary, funny and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism, and the desire to be united.
Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth, Science Museum, London
MACK launches a new edition of Sleeping by the Mississippi by Alec Soth to coincide with the first exhibition in London dedicated to the series.
Fox Talbot, Dawn of the Photograph, Media Space, Science Museum
Revealing the impact of William Henry Fox Talbot’s experiments with the form, the Science Museum unveils a major exhibition on the rise of a medium that changed the way people saw the world.