January 9 2018 | By Leanne Mirandilla for CNN
Alex Prager: The Artist Who Straddles The real And The Imagined
(Above:”Face in the Crowd” 2013 by Alex Prager. Courtesy of Alex Prager Studio and Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong)
Alex Prager’s work is meticulously staged. And yet, it captures the lucid moments of humanity found only in the most candid of photography.
Having first picked up the camera at the age of 21, the Emmy-winning photographer and filmmaker’s career sprung from humble beginnings — she used to hang pictures in her apartment building’s laundry room before exhibiting her works in actual galleries.
“I saw William Eggleston’s works at the Getty, and there was never any question in my mind about what I would be doing from that point on,” she said during a phone interview. “But it took seven years before I felt like I’d hit my stride and that what I was imagining was actually getting onto paper.”
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