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Alec Soth – on Influence, Summer Nights

from Aperture Remix… Alec Soth’s literally moving response to an important influence…

Alec Soth – on Influence, Summer Nights

Alec Soth encountered Robert Adams’s 1985 monograph Summer Nights as a young photographer; the book was, in his words, a “gateway drug” to the “harder stuff” in Adams’s body of work. When asked to participate in Aperture Remix, an exhibition for which artists were commissioned to create new work in response to Aperture publications that were influential in their artistic development, Soth chose Summer Nights.

This video, Summer Nights at the Dollar Tree, is Soth’s response to Adams, and is featured in the Aperture Remix exhibition on view at Aperture Gallery through November 17.

To read an interview with Soth about influence, continue on to Aperture’s site: