Aperture is pleased to release a new limited-edition photograph by the artist Alex Prager. Prager’s work is featured in issue #231 of Aperture magazine, Film & Foto.”


Alex Prager is a photographer and filmmaker, based in Los Angeles, who creates elaborately staged scenes that draw inspiration from a wide range of influences and references, including Hollywood cinema, experimental films, popular culture, and art history. She deliberately casts and stages all of her works, merging past and contemporary sources to create a sense of ambiguity. Her visually arresting images are familiar yet uncanny, depicting worlds that synthesize fiction and reality. Each photograph captures a moment frozen in time, inviting the viewer to complete the story and speculate about the narrative content. Much of her work, like Marianne and Pat, often makes the viewer aware of the voyeuristic nature of photography and film, establishing the uneasy feeling of intruding upon a potentially private moment. 


Alex Prager (b. 1979, Los Angeles) was featured in the Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography 2010 exhibition, where she also debuted a short film, Despair (2010), and images from her dynamic series Face in the Crowd (2013). Silver Lake Drive, a midcareer survey exhibition, is currently on view at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, and traces the career of the artist over the last ten years.


 

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