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Born in 1979 in Los Angeles, California, lives and work in the U.S.
Alex Prager is a self taught American photographer. 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.
She is a photographer who staged sets and models to create “film-like” images that invite a myriad references, not only to the history of Hollywood and photography, but also the cinematic image in art contexts. The subjects of her works, exaggerated and costumed, sometimes “hyper-real” speak to the ambiguity of seduction and spectacle.
Alex Prager is represented by Lehmann Maupin Gallery.