Sleeping by the Mississippi. Photographs by Alec Soth. Text by Anne Wilkes Tucker and Patricia Hampl. Steidl, Gottingen, 2004. 120 pp. Squarish quarto. First printing. SIGNED on title page. Decorative cloth boards. No jacket as issued. Color reproductions.
Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II.
"In the book's forty-six ruthlessly edited pictures," writes Anne Wilkes Tucker in the book's essay, "Soth alludes to illness, procreation, race, crime, learning, art, music, death, religion, redemption, politics, and cheap sex… The coherence of the project places Soth's book exactly within the tradition of Walker Evans' American Photographs and Robert Frank's The Americans."