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In the clip above, Alex Prager, in conversation with gallerist Yancey Richardson (September 30, 2010 at Aperture as part of the Parsons Lecture Series), talks about wandering through the Getty Center one day, never before having considered photography, stumbling upon William Eggleston’s print of old shoes under a bed and being completely moved and inspired to pick up a camera for the first time.
Out of 100 nominees from around the world, an international jury has selected photographer Alex Prager, who was showcased at MoMA’s New Photography 2010 exhibition, as winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award 2012. Simon Baker, chairman of the jury, said:
Prager’s work is original, intelligent and seductive. She thoroughly deserves her place in the company of former Foam Paul Huf winners, which is fast becoming a who’s who of contemporary photographic practice.
The annual € 20,000 prize is awarded to a photographer under 35 years of age, who then goes on to present their work in a solo exhibition at the Foam Museum. Prager’s saturated, cinematic, stylized and glamourously surreal photographs will be on view in Amsterdam August 31, 2012 – October 14, 2012.
Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS
+31 20 551 6500
Prager will also have a multi-city solo exhibition, Compulsion, on view simultaneously at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York, M+B Gallery in LA, and Michael Hoppen Gallery in London, April 5, 2012 – May 19, 2012. Huffington Post has a behind-the-scenes photo exclusive of the show and Q&A with the photographer.
Yancey Richardson Gallery
535 West 22nd Street 3rd floor
New York, NY 10011
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California 90069
Michael Hoppen Gallery
3 Jubilee Place,
London SW3 3TD
+44 (0)20 7352 3649
Alex Prager’s dazzling and saturated color portraits of young women depict a synthetic and surreal glamor. The images reference dark cinema and the melodramatic as conveyed through constructed scenes of suspense and uncertainty. Last fall coinciding with MoMA’s New Photography 2010 exhibition, artist Alex Prager and gallerist Yancey Richardson were in conversation at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore. An excerpt of the discussion is now available to watch on Vimeo.
In this edited excerpt, Alex Prager explains how William Eggleston’s work has inspired her to start a career in photography ten years ago. She also speaks about how she works from the initial idea to the preparation of the shoot and the “magical minute” when everything comes together. When Yancey Richardson asks about the emotional quality of her photographs, she references the influence of silent movies and film noir from the 1940′s and their glamorous imagery.
Photo by Mitch Epstein, Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond, West Virginia 2004, Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., N.Y.
Reframing the American Landscape PEOPLE PLACES POWER, an exhibition opening January 14th at Davidson College in North Carolina, surveys recent photography by artists Dru Donovan, Mitch Epstein, Gail Albert Halaban, David Hilliard, Lisa Kereszi, Ryan McGinley, Andrew Moore, Alex Prager, Richard Renaldi, Victoria Sambunaris, and David Taylor among others. The exhibition considers American energy production and consumption from a number of angles including the social, political, personal and economic dynamics that play into this nationally pertinent issue. The exhibition kicks off with an artist talk with renowned photographer Mitch Epstein and author Susan Bell on their ongoing internet and public art project whatisamericanpower.com on Thursday, January 13th.
PEOPLE PLACES POWER
On view January 14th – February 25th, 2011
VAN EVERY/SMITH GALLERIES
Belk Visual Arts Center Davidson College 315 North Main Street
Davidson, North Carolina
Photo by Alex Prager
The fall Parsons Lecture Series kicks off this Thursday, September 30th with an artists talk and conversation between photographer Alex Prager and gallerist Yancey Richardson. Alex Prager’s dazzling and saturated color portraits of young women depict a synthetic and surreal glamour. The images reference dark cinema and the melodramatic as conveyed through constructed scenes of suspense and uncertainty. Prager’s work has been shown in gallery’s around the world and this week her work will appear open at Moma’s New Photography 2010 exhibition. Yancey Richardson, New York City gallerist and prominent fine art photography dealer has exhibited Prager’s work and has over twenty – eight years of experience in the field.
Alex Prager and Yancey Richardson in Conversation
Parsons Lecture Series
Thursday, September 30, 6:30PM
Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York