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© Mike Brodie #0924, 2006 courtesy M+B gallery
© Mike Brodie #3018, 2007 courtesy M+B gallery
© Matthew Porter Highland Park, 2010 courtesy M+B gallery
© Matthew Porter, Farewell, Promised Land, 2008 courtesy M+B gallery
© Anthony Lepore, Cloud Bank, 2011courtesy M+B gallery
© Anthony Lepore, Satellite Channel, 2010 courtesy M+B gallery
© Alex Prager, Susie and Friends, 2008 courtesy M+B gallery
© Alex Prager, Kate, 2008 courtesy M+B gallery
The M+B gallery presents four photographers, Mike Brodie, Matthew Porter, Anthony Lepore and Alex Prager.
Born in 1985, Mike Brodie began photographing when he was given a Polaroid camera in 2004. Working under the moniker ‘The Polaroid Kidd,’ Brodie spent the next four years circumambulating the United States, amassing an archive of photographs that make up one of the few, true collections of American travel photography.
Matthew Porter was born in Pennsylvania in 1975 and attended Bard and Bard/ ICP for a BA and MFA, respectively, in Advanced Photographic Studies. He has contributed work to New York Magazine, Modern Painters, VMan, Exit and others. Porter teaches at the University of Maine and the International Center of Photography and lives and works in Brooklyn.
Anthony Leporeʼs (b. 1977, Los Angeles) New Wilderness is a provocative series of photographs that lay bare nature as an historical construct governed by human invention and intervention. Lepore received his BFA from Fordham University in 2000 and his MFA from the prestigious Yale University program in 2005, and his works can be found in the permanent collections of the Guggenheim Museum, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and the Yale University Art Gallery.
Alex Prager was born in Los Angeles in 1979. She was raised by her grandmother in a small apartment in the suburb of Los Feliz. Her nomadic upbringing saw her splitting her time between Florida, California, and Switzerland without truly settling down long enough for a formal education. Prager’s interest in art began in her adolescence, but it was in her early twenties that she began to focus on photography after being inspired by the work of William Eggleston.