Alex Prager “Welcome Home”
American photographer and film director Alex Prager pushes the boundaries of reality and fiction in her work – to the extent that the melodramatic scenes make the photographs seemingly alive. The exhibition Welcome Home plays on nostalgia, memories and reconstruction of reality, telling viewers unrepeatable stories.
American photographer and film director’s Alex Prager’s exhibition Welcome Home brings together her movie-like photos and short film Play the Wind. All of her works are deliberately staged and cast. Prager loosely refers to a wide range of eras and time periods – 1940s through the 1990s –through the creation of specific characters, settings, scenarios, clothing, hairstyles, and poses. Prager seeks out the darker side of human nature, or reality, sitting just beneath layers of artifice that distract us from what’s important, captured with exceptional technical skill, precision, and an eye for detail.