Alex Prager

Alex Prager is a self taught American photographer born in Los Angeles in 1979. Her nomadic upbringing saw her splitting time between Florida, California and Switzerland without truly settling down long enough for a formal education. Prager's interest in art began in her adolescence, but it was in her early twenties that she began to focus on photography after being inspired by the work of William Eggleston, who is widely regarded as the father of contemporary colour photography.

 

Her work has been exhibited internationally. Predominantly in Alex Prager: Face in the Crowd at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C (2013), Alex Prager: Compulsion (2012) in FOAM in Amsterdam and the New Photography 2010 at New York's Museum of Modern Art. Prager has since contributed to a number of publications including Details, j-D, Elle Japan, MOJO and Complex and is recognised with the FOAM Paul Huf Award (2012) among other honours. Her editorial work has been featured in Vogue and W and her film series A Touch of Evil, commissioned by the New York Times, won a 2012 Emmy Award.  

 

After the release of her first book, The Book of Disquiet (2005), Prager was given her first solo show at the Robert Bergman Gallery in Santa Monica, entitled "Polyester", which was covered by the Los Angeles Times. Along with her 2008 exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, Prager exhibited in New York in 2010 at the Museum of Modern Art. Her work is curently represented in the collections of major museums including New York's Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.

 

"Her photographs reveal a keen eye for the shining and the bizarre, a bit Hitchcock and a bit Diane Arbus," -The Los Angeles Times.

 

Alex Prager continues to live and work in the Los Angeles area.