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Alex Prager’s Film Imagery


Images that recall film noir, thrillers, dramas and detective films: these are the ones made by Alex Prager, to whom Fondazione Sozzani in Milan dedicates an exhibition entitled “Silver Lake Drive”

It is a cinematic imagery that characterizes the works of American photographer-director Alex Prager exhibited until January 6th 2020 in the spaces of the Fondazione Sozzani in Corso Como 10, Milan.

The exhibition entitled “Silver Lake Drive” consists of a collection of large format images with vivid and saturated colors created over the last ten years. Characterized by a series of stylistic elements that recall film noir, thrillers (those of Alfred Hitchcock in particular), dramas and detective films, the works communicate a sense of restlessness and enigmaticness to the viewer. The protagonists are above all women caught in moments of evident emotion. Originally from Los Angeles, a city that has a great influence on her work, Alex Prager mentions among her reference points stylistic great masters of photography such as William Eggleston, Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman. The Milanese exhibition is curated by Nathalie Herschdorfer, director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland.