Ping Pong


Publication Date: September, 2013
46 pages, 40 photographs
6.625×7.875 inches
Color offset with silk screened cover
custom side-stapled
Designed by Hans Seeger
Edition of 1000

“Ping-pong is a life style, a training in attention, a diversion, a mad passion and a way of not taking anything important too seriously and taking some tiny things much too seriously.” – Pico Iyer

“Ideally, the last picture in this book would show me pumping my fist in brutish victory.” – Geoff Dyer

For several years, Alec Soth has combined his passion for both table tennis and photography by collecting vernacular ping-pong photographs. With this publication, Soth asked Geoff Dyer and Pico Iyer, writers and fellow table tennis enthusiasts, to respond to these pictures by engaging in a kind of literary ping-pong match.

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