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Imperial Courts, 1993-2015

Jeffersonville, Indiana

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Dana Lixenberg pursues long-term projects with a primary focus on individuals and communities on the margins of society. This is evidenced in her extensive project Imperial Courts, 1993-2015, which tracks the changing shape of a small, inner-city community from South Central Los Angeles through a combination of video, a web documentary, audio recordings, and a series of 393 black and white photographs made with a large format camera. Jeffersonville, Indiana (2005) shows a collection of landscapes and portraits of the small town’s homeless population, and The Last Days of Shishmaref (2008) documents an Inupiaq community on an eroding island of the coast of Alaska. Furthermore, she has had an extensive editorial practice working for publications such as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vibe and Newsweek. The power of her work arises in the intimacy and the absence of social stereotyping.

Dana Lixenberg (1964 Amsterdam, NL) studied photography at the London College of Printing from 1984 to 1986 and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam from 1987 until 1989. Lixenberg has exhibited at museums and institutions including: Aperture, New York; Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam; Centre Photographique, Rouen; MMK, Frankfurt; The Photographer’s Gallery, London; Busan Biennial, Busan; Huis Marseille, Amsterdam; Kunsthal, Rotterdam; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; FOAM, Amsterdam; Frans Halsmuseum De Hallen, Haarlem; and LACPS, Los Angeles.


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Imperial Courts

Imperial Courts tracks the changing shape of a small, inner-city community from South Central Los Angeles through a combination of video, a web documentary, audio recordings, and a series of 393 black and white photographs made with …


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