Alex PRAGER<br/>
<em>Crowd #9 (Sunset Five)</em> (2013) <!-- (recto) --><br />

inkjet print<br />
(149.6 x 231.6 cm) (image and sheet)<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Bowness Family Fund for Contemporary Photography, 2014<br />
2014.105<br />
© Alex Prager. Courtesy Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and London

Alex Prager

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NGV International

Level 3, Contemporary Art & Design

14 Nov 14 – 19 Apr 15

Alex Prager is an American photographer and film maker. In her elaborately conceived staged photographs, Prager openly references the aesthetics of mid-twentieth century American cinema and photography. Each of her lush colour images resembles a film still – entirely constructed and packed with emotion and human melodrama. In her film work she extends on her photographic practice, moving from the directorial mode in photography to directing an elaborately constructed film. Both aspects of her practice pair the banal and fantastic, the everyday and the theatrical, real life and cinematic representation in lush, richly coloured tableaux .

Alex Prager lives and works in Los Angeles.

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