Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive - the exhibition catalogue from The Photographers Gallery available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Alex Prager: Silver Lake Drive

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'An essential collectible for any photographic, cinematic and visual art enthusiasts out there' - Cent 

The first career retrospective of the photographer, Alex Prager featuring her best images to date.

Alex Prager is one of the truly original image makers of our time. Working fluidly between photography and film, she creates large-scale projects that combine elaborately built sets, highly staged, complex performances and a ‘Hollywood’ aesthetic to produce still and moving images that are familiar yet strange, utterly compelling and unerringly memorable. In her career she has won both popular acclaim and the recognition of the art establishment – her work can be found in the collections of MoMA and the Whitney Museum in New York as well as institutions worldwide. 

This book is the first career retrospective of this rising star. In 120 carefully curated photographs, it summarizes Prager’s creative trajectory and offers an ideal introduction for the popular ‘breakout’ audience who may have only recently encountered her work. Structured around her project-orientated approach, Silver Lake Drive presents the very best images from her career to date: from the early Film Stills through her collaborations with the actor Bryce Dallas Howard on Week-end and Despair to the tour de force of Face in the Crowd – shot on a Hollywood sound stage with over 150 performers – and her 2015 commission for the Paris opera La Grande Sortie. 

  • Author: Alex Prager
  • Hardcover: 224 pages | 120 illustrations
  • Date published: June 2018
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0500544976
  • Product Dimensions: 30.5 x 24.5 cm

'High-glamour, luminous and extremely covetable' -The i Newspaper

'Prager's work combines technical perfection with an old-school Hollywood imagination' - The Herald

'Prager is a true alchemist and once you step foot in her world, nothing is how it seems' - AnOther

'An essential collectible for any photographic, cinematic and visual art enthusiasts out there'  - Cent

'Lavish' - The Observer

'Prager creates dazzling sets that are meticulously structured, making you look twice at the strangeness, beauty and colour of her world … this book brings together the best of her career to date' - New Statesman

'Prager's distinctive works cross the worlds of art, fashion, photography and film, exposing the human melodrama and dark unsettling undercurrents that are threaded in her subject matter' -Creative Review

'Bold, bright and frequently unsettling' -The Guardian