L: cover of The Last Days of W., 2008 R: Ron, San Antonio, Texas
© Alec Soth
Alec Soth‘s new body of work, an assemblage of photographs made over the last eight years (the time that George W. Bush has occupied the White House), called The Last days of W. was just added to his website. I’ll leave it to Alec to explain:
During these last days of the administration, what is the point of protest, satire or any other sort of rabble-rousing? In assembling this collection of pictures I’ve made over the last eight years, I’m not really trying to accomplish much at all. But as President Bush once said, ‘One of the great things about books is, sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.’
Indeed there are! Alec turned the project into a nicely-sequenced 48-page artist book/newspaper which, I’m happy to report, is now available online through Little Brown Mushroom.