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Category: Documentary

Alec Soth’s Iconic ‘Sleeping by the Mississippi’ 13 Years Later

“I live near the beginning of the Mississippi and have always felt a pull to it,” Soth tells writer Colin Pantall of the British Journal of Photography. “I used to run away when I was 5 or 6, pack a suitcase with books and run away from home. I’d only get a few blocks but it was the whole Huck Finn process, where the north is home and the south symbolises the exotic.”

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Don McCullin speaks about the 50th anniversary of his photos from the Battle of Hue during the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War in 1968

I saw a soldier sitting and gazing into space. I asked the sergeant near him what had happened. “I don’t know,” he said absently. I dropped down on my knees and took five frames of that man. My “staring soldier picture” captured what men seemed to feel about what they’d endured.

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