Lara Alcántara Lansberg has dedicated herself to creating authentic images that tell stories, with a focus on conceptual fine art. Alcántara’s photography explores the innermost essence of life, from the malady to the absurdity, from the unrequited to the secret explorations of one’s desire—good or bad. Her staged photography has elements of snapshot aesthetic, however, placement and condition of every item combined with her persona is curated to underscore a theme. Alcántara studied at Bard College and NYU, earning a Bachelor in Arts and completing a masters in fine art at Bard College/International Center of Photography. She worked with photographers like Stephen Shore and Andres Serrano, and as assistant photo director at Condé Nast.

During the pandemic Alcántara’s work went viral and gave her the pivotal push that she had been looking for. As she was locked up without staff teams and lighting teams, studios and art directors, she created images as a way to release her own uncertainties, fears and anxieties caused by the pandemic. She began to infiltrate the world of “housewife,” as we know it, and its irony with comedy and sarcasm in her images, and thus her concept.  

Now she travels the world with her camera and tripod, writing and producing images that will make her audience think. An energetic soul who always strives to spread light and happiness everywhere she goes, she is a conspiring lover of the universe and the ocean.    

She has exhibited her work internationally, including atnvarious museums. She works with, but is not signed to, Nohra Haime Gallery in New Yor City, Art N Folly in Miami and Tata Fernandez. Alcántara currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, and is a mother of two. She teaches a master class, guiding her students to unblock creativity within the frame of photography, and coaches at NYU, her alma mater, ICP and through Zoom.

Instagram: @laraalcantara

Original Art by Lara Alcántara Lansberg


Rebirthing Pop

I have been thinking for a while about how to connect the Renaissance still lifes, which I have currently been obsessed with, to the world I grew up in and live in as an adult mother of two in New York City in 2023.

I wanted to create images that had beauty in them, with a view on pop culture. Using bright colors and simplified imagery. Project started today … it has been brewing, and I just flowed this morning.

Original Art by Lara Alcántara Lansberg
Lara Alcántara Lansberg