The Journal

Alex Prager: Finding the Mountain

When Alex Prager’s signature pieces–large-scale photographs of crowds–became impossible to produce during the pandemic, she worried about the future of her work. Prager ultimately found a compelling way forward through portraiture. In this episode of Common Decency, she tells the moving backstory of her powerful new exhibition, Part One: The Mountain and reveals why her latest work, centering on individuals, is about embracing connection, complexity, and hope.