Exhibition: Inner Mirror

Monira Foundation is pleased to present the exhibition Inner Mirror. Linda K. Alpern. 


This photography exhibition is part of the Discovering Public Program in connection with the photography long-term presentation of John Chamberlain and developed in collaboration with the AYN Foundation. In her photographs, Alpern explores a personal narrative on identity and interconnection through the photographic process.


Linda K. Alpern was born in Long Beach, New York and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She began doing photography in 1989 after moving from California to Sag Harbor, New York. There, she worked as a nurse for the artist Alfonso Ossorio, who lived in East Hampton. For two and half years, while caring for Ossorio, she photographed the trees in his property (evergreens and conifers sited by the artist himself) while learning the medium, until she became proficient at capturing their essence. Alpern states: ¨It was a natural progression for me to next approach people from different backgrounds and request to photograph them, which led to a one-woman show at the Glenn Horowitz Rare Bookstore, and subsequent exhibitions. I created a storybook of my life by taking photographs of people I knew as well as individuals I encountered in my daily activities, including nursing.¨


Alpern’s work appears in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, New York and The Parrish Museum, in Watermill, New York, where she has participated in many group shows. She has also exhibited her work at MMGallery Southampton, Tripoli Gallery Wainscott, The Church in Sag Harbor, and multiple other venues in the East End of Long Island.


888 Newark Ave, Jersey City NJ 07306
Oct 15, 2023 – Jan 2024
Opening: Sun, Oct 15, 12 – 6 pm
Hours: Wed-Fri, 10 am – 5 pm

This program is made possible by a grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a division of the Department of State, and administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive & the Hudson County Board of County Commissioners.