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Alex Prager in London

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Silver Lake Drive is a major new exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, marking the first mid-career survey of American photographer and filmmaker, Alex Prager.

Tracing Prager’s career over the last ten years the exhibition encompasses over 40 photographs including her trademark, large-scale Technicolor photographs alongside her complete film works.

As in her celebrated Crowd series Prager often depicts spaces where people find themselves, sometimes unwillingly, in close proximity to others. Favouring an aeriel perspective, she purposefully pushes the viewer into a position of surveillance, offering an optimal viewpoint to observe the characters in her frames. The female figure functions as a central protagonist in Prager’s tableaux and is singled out for attention through composition, camera angle and costume.

Prager’s distinctive works crosses the worlds of art, fashion, photography and film, exposing the human melodrama and dark unsettling undercurrents that are threaded her subject matter.

A fully illustrated catalogue will be published in 2018 to accompany the show. More information about the events of the opening day can be found here.

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