by Laura Hutson
This Thursday, photographer Alec Soth will be lecturing at Watkins for the final installment of their excellent Visiting Artists Series, and everybody's really excited about it. In the next Scene we'll have a Critic's Pick on the event written by Sara Estes, and I'll write a review of the event and post it here on Country Life.
In the meantime, check out a few of Soth's videos. In my mind, they're even more compelling than his work in still photography. I've posted two of them here, but Soth also did an amazing series called Continental Picture Show for The New York Times a couple years ago that are also worth seeing. I especially like "Iowa Bird Song," a sweet ode to a 114-year-old woman from Ames, Iowa. Click this link to watch them.