The first photobook by Minnesota-based photographer Alec Soth was published in 2004 and features beautifully poetic snippets of the people, landscapes, and relics that lie adjacent to America's third coast, The Mississippi River.   The book features 46 photos that document a series of roadtrips along the river.  These photos elicit moods of hope, loneliness, and reverie while alluding to issues of crime, race, religion, politics, and death.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

The publication is one of the defining works of the photobook era, and has sold through three editions since its first printing.  In conjuction with the series first exhibition at Beetle+Huxley gallery in London, MACK books has relaunched Sleeping By The Mississippi, adding two additional photos that were left out of the original printing.  This latest edition also includes a free fold-out poster.  

Bonnie (with photograph of an Angel), Port Gibson, Mississippi

Bonnie (with photograph of an Angel), Port Gibson, Mississippi

We are thrilled to add the latest edition of Sleeping by the Mississippi to our photography section here at The Stacks. 

Venice, Louisiana

Venice, Louisiana

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