Alex Thebez

Alex Thebez is an Indonesian photographer currently based in New York. Alex’s diverse upbringing presents him with a very unique perspective on life, the world, and the experiences surrounding him. Graduated from the Vancouver Film School’s Film Production program in 2008 and Foundation of Visual Arts in 2007, Alex’s passion for storytelling drives him to portray narratives and imagery through various mediums. Alex is particularly interested in the mundane and everyday. Alexander has recently graduated with BFA in Photography from the Parsons New School of Design, New York. Alex also makes GIFs with the GIFRIENDS collective.

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When We are Together

“When We are Together” is a documentation of my contrasting personal relationships: my family in Singapore and my recent partner in New York City. The images in the series attempt to juxtapose a sense of disconnect and intimacy. Having lived alone since I was 14 years old, I spent the majority of my teen and adult life on my own. I had been in a relationship with Jesse not long after I moved to New York City in 2009. Coming from a rather conservative Christian Indonesian-Chinese family, homosexuality is not the desired preference. Awkward and uncomfortable, the images from the two facets of my life grapple together to create an intimate narrative. This project is a means to reconcile my detachment from my family with an intimate detail of my personal life that they have yet to discover. 

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To view more of Alex’s work, please visit his website.