Alec Soth


1966 Norfolk, Virginia


1966 Norfolk, Virginia. Hot summer. I lived with this family and published a small book Tell It Like It Is. Book sale price at the time $2. Money was to go for aid to poor. The reprinting this fall will also include the 38 contact sheets to make it valuable as a work book for young photographers . I was 22 when I made this work.

Riders on the Storm


Riders on the storm. Billy and Sandra Stinson hold a picture of their over the water home published as a double spread in my essay on the Outer Banks NC NatGeo 2012. Their summer home was ripped off its stilts by a tidal wave that rushed up our street during hurricane Irene one month after I took this picture. The Stinsons are my neighbors, so I was right there as they prayed together with their two daughters among the rubble. Fate has brought the Stinsons in front of my lens three times, this being the third. Today they are just back after three years of rebuild. Good people they are. Folks just don’t get any better.


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Front porch #4