Dog Days, Bogotá

Assembly presents "Dog Days, Bogotá," by award-winning Magnum photographer, Alec Soth. Rendered in his iconic style merging a documentary approach with a poetic sensibility, this project, one of his most personal to date, was made in Colombia during the adoption process of his daughter. In a book filled with letters, photos, and poems, he found a note his daughter’s birth mother wrote to her: “I hope that the hardness of the world will not hurt your sensitivity. When I think about you I hope that your life is full of beautiful things." These words became Soth’s mission statement as he set out to make his own book of the city of her birth describing the beauty found in a hard place. One of his earliest projects, it is minted here as his genesis NFT collection.


Alec Soth is an award-winning Magnum photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His work is in the collections of major museums worldwide including MoMA, The Whitney Museum of American Art, and the LA County Museum of Art. He has published over twenty-five books and has had over fifty solo exhibitions including survey shows organized by Jeu de Paume in Paris (2008), the Walker Art Center in Minnesota (2010) and Media Space in London (2015). Soth has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013).