Alec Soth : Winnebago Workshop

Photographer Alec Soth successfully raises funds via Kickstarter for an art school on wheels called Winnebago Workshop

Created by Alec Soth and emanating from the photographer’s Little Brown Mushroom business, the Winnebago Workshop is effectively an art school on wheels that pairs artists with teenagers to create multimedia stories through art and photography. It is all about exploring visual storytelling (Soth’s specialty) which he hopes will inspire young creatives to explore the world outside of a classroom context. A Kickstarter campaign to attract backers ran through the months of October and November 2015, successfully raising over US$66,000 to provide once-in-a-lifetime experiences to young artists.

Magnum member and one of the most influential photographers today, Alec Soth has created more than 20 photo books within the past decade, including Gathered Leaves and, most recently, Songbook, published in 2014.

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