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How to Disappear in America

by Hannah Daly
There’s a dissonance to Alec Soth’s imagery: the locations appear slightly odd, the objects that receive the attention of isolation are veiled in a bizarre light. In a collection of hangers weigh limply on a metal rod that runs between two pocked rock surfaces of a space not quite identifiable. It seems part cave, part closet, with undulating unfinished walls painted a bright, shining white. Aesthetically, the image is, regardless of the vague sense of discomfort, intensely pleasing: the... [more]
Posted by Hannah Daly on 2/6/12