Face in the Crowd features large crowds of actors directed by Alex Prager on specially designed sets which simulate public spaces such as a beach, airport terminal, lobby, the street. Published for an exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the meticulously styled actors in Face in the Crowd remind us of characters from classic Hollywood cinema, fashion advertising and documentary photography. The combination of cultural references with time-bound fashion activate memories of the viewer and play with the line between reality and fiction.
ABOUT ALEX PRAGER
Alex Prager is self-taught. Her career took flight after her work was exhibited in the MoMA exhibition New Photography (2010). In 2012, she was awarded the Foam Paul Huf Award and her series Compulsion was exhibited in Foam. Her work has since been exhibited around the world in a range of prominent galleries and museums. Prager’s photographs have been featured in publications including Foam Magazine, New York Times Magazine, American Vogue, W Magazine and Art in America. Her work features in the collections of numerous museums, including Foam, MoMA in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Kunsthaus Zürich and Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
25 x 32 cm