np (64pp), 48 color illustrations. Designed by Alec Soth, Gerhard Steidl and Jonas Wettre. "After completing the work for his first book, Sleeping by the Mississippi, in 2002, Alec Soth traveled with his wife to Bogota, Colombia, to adopt a baby girl. The baby's birth mother had given the new parents a book filled with letters, pictures and poems for their daughter. "I hope that the hardness of the world will not hurt your sensitivity," she wrote. "When I think about you I hope that your life is full of beautiful things." While the courts processed the adoption paperwork, and with these words as a mission statement, Soth set about making his own book for his daughter. Soth writes, "In photographing the city of her birth, I hope I've described some of the beauty in this hard place." This beauty makes itself apparent through ramshackle architecture, the companionship of animals and the perseverance of the human spirit. But Soth's photographs also transcend the simple description of beauty, roaming through a cast of strays, tough souls and small hints of hope. A brand new, most handsome example of the first Steidl printing (cited on page 42 of "From Fair to Fine 3") additionally BOLDLY SIGNED "Alec Soth" in the year of publication in black ink on the title page. Ships promptly & well-packed. Art & photography book specialists with an open shop for 30 years! Overseas shipping available. ALEC SOTH: DOG DAYS BOGOTA - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER. Signed by the Photographer. Gottingen, GERMANY: Steidl, 2007. First Edition. Small 4to. Cloth in Pictorial Dust Jacket. Fine/Fine. 3-86521-451-7. Please read our full description and ask any questions before placing your order!