Alec Soth + Stacey Baker

This is what enduring love looks like

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Stacey Baker has always been obsessed with how couples meet. When she asked photographer Alec Soth to help her explore this topic, they found themselves at the world's largest speed-dating event, held in Las Vegas on Valentine's Day, and at the largest retirement community in Nevada — with Soth taking portraits of pairs in each locale. Between these two extremes, they unwound a beautiful through-line of how a couple goes from meeting to creating a life together. (This talk was part of a TED2015 session curated by Pop-Up Magazine: popupmagazine.com or @popupmag on Twitter.)

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Stacey Baker · Photo editor

Stacey Baker assigns photography for the wide-ranging vision of the weekly New York Times Magazine.

Stacey Baker assigns photography for the wide-ranging vision of the weekly New York Times Magazine.

Alec Soth · Photographer

Alec Soth makes large-scale projects that are as much about dreams and heartache as they are about charting the landscape of Middle America.

Alec Soth makes large-scale projects that are as much about dreams and heartache as they are about charting the landscape of Middle America.