Alex Prager is an American photographer and filmmaker who lives and works in Los Angeles. 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.
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