Alec Soth
Artist's Statement

I don’t know a lot about campus life at Carleton. I don’t know the gossip. I haven’t seen anything unpleasant. I’m a tourist. Maybe that makes the beauty more apparent. From my first day on campus, I found a distinct and consistent beauty. This beauty has something to do with the mix of rural serenity and intense scholarship. You feel it in every room.

If I were a student at Carleton, I’d spend a lot of time staring out the window. Whether I was solving a math problem or dreaming about my future, that is where my eyes would go. .

Alec Soth: Photographs | Biographical Sketch