(Above video: Trailer for “Somewhere to Disappear“)
Eric’s Note: Brian Day, fellow street photographer from Detroit, just passed along this information regarding a unique opportunity to meet Alec Soth, Magnum Photographer. More information about the event below:
Brian: Just thought I’d pass this along for those of you within reach of the Detroit area. The Detroit Film Theater is a nice space. An exhibition of Soth’s work will also be in the Detroit area (Cranbrook Academy) beginning November 16.
- Time: Thursday October 25, 7:00 pm
- Location: at DFT (the Detroit Film Theater) - 5200 Woodward Avenue,Detroit, Michigan 48202 – Google Map
- Phone: 313.833.7900
The DCCP is proud to co-present a screening of the documentary, “Somewhere to Disappear” by Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhoye. The film follows photographer Alec Soth as he works on his project, “Broken Manual.” Prior to the screening there will be a lecture by Soth on his work and prior exhibitions.
October 25th, 2012 at the DFT (Detroit Film Theater).
The lecture and film start at 7:00 pm.
Minneapolis-based photographer Alec Soth will present a lecture on his photographic work, exhibitions and publications from the last 15 years. The lecture will be followed by a screening of the documentary film Somewhere to Disappear by Laure Flammarion and Arnaud Uyttenhoye with Alec Soth.
The program is presented by the Forum for Prints, Drawings and Photographs (FPDP) and the Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (DCCP). The lecture is sponsored by Amerisure. Funding for the film has been provided by the DCCP.
For his project, “Broken Manual” the photographer Alec Soth traveled across America looking for people who’ve retreated from society. Some live in mountain cabins, some in caves, others in the desert. It is through Alec’s eyes that we try to understand why those modern hermits want to escape. The photographer shows us a new fantasy, the dream to disappear.
I will be attending tonight, so if anyone in the Detroit area is free- come on through! Also invite any friends or family who would be interested!