"Following on from the bestselling box set 'Gathered Leaves' by Magnum photographer Alec SOTH, published to accompany his touring exhibition which opened in London in 2015, this unique publication brings together five of his major books in their entirety in a single, compact, and densely detailed volume. Across more than 700 pages of newsprint, Alec SOTH updates and reimagines the original version of 'Gathered Leaves' by reproducing every spread from these five books with detailed annotations in the form of notes, text extracts, and additional photographs. This new roadmap through his oeuvre also includes a new introduction by the artist.
The meteoric rise by Alec SOTH to international acclaim began with his first photo volume, 'Sleeping by the Mississippi' (2004), an elegiac road trip down the 'third coast' of the United States, which has since has sold through numerous print runs and is widely acknowledged as a classic. The success of his subsequent volumes 'Niagara' (2006), 'Broken Manual' (2010), and 'Songbook' (2015) elaborated his lyrical but unflinching approach and reinforced his position as a master of the book form. The most recent work by Alec SOTH, 'A Pound of Pictures' (2022), brings a new, poetic perspective to the idiosyncrasies of American life and the practice of image-making, broached once again through Soth’s now-distinctive road trip format.
'Gathered Leaves Annotated' by Alec SOTH comes as a paperback with fold-out map jacket, printed on newspaper. The publication accompanies a solo exhibition at Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung in Munich, May 2022 and at The Museum of Modern Art, Kamakura & Hayama, Japan, June 2022." (© Mack books, 2022)