Alison Jackson

The late queen reading on the toilet, Marilyn cuddling up with JFK, or Diana flipping off the camera – Alison Jackson’s photographs let us in on intimate scenes of the ultra-famous. Using look-alikes and the grainy texture of paparazzi shots, her works are mental images of a culture obsessed with wealth and celebrity. The British star photographer continually takes the pulse of our time, from politicians to starlets and the Royal Family, a recurring favorite. Both voyeuristic and satirizing, Jackson creates pretend worlds in which we, the viewer, sit front-row on the mundane everyday of those deemed exceptional.