Widely considered one of the most talented photographers of his generation, Paolo is often praised for his versatility in depicting a wide variety of subjects. He joined Magnum Photos as a nominee in 2001, having already won three World Press Photo Awards for his work on HIV/AIDS, for MSF, and the conflict in Kosovo, for the New York Times.
Soth's work has been exhibited widely including as part of the 2004 Whitney Biennial and a major solo exhibition at Media Space in London in 2015. His first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi, was published by Steidl in 2004 to critical acclaim. His other major publications are Niagara, Broken Manual and Songbook.
In 2008, Soth started his own publishing company, Little Brown Mushroom. Soth became a nominee of Magnum Photos in 2004 and a full member in 2008. He is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.