Alex Sharp (Reidsville, NC)
Sharp is a North Carolina based artist recognized for his thought-provoking use of contemporary social issues in his portraiture. Sharp’s method of photography and his use of chiroscuro help to create compelling imagery with the use of his camera lens. His work deals with contemporary social issues with a focus in the South. The environments in his portraits are usually dark and cryptic. To Sharp, the environment becomes just as important as the subject he photographs. Sharp’s work has been on exhibition in New York City, NY and the North Carolina Museum of Art and has work in private collections across the state.