Maria Leutner


Contemporary German Photography

For her series “Dann” (“Then”), which deals with the uncertainties facing young people who are trying to figure out what to do with their lives, Maria Leutner takes close-up portraits (no fancy lights, no make-up, no celebrities), asking her sitters to think about what worries them. Intended to be shown as a four-by-four grid (given how this works this is more than just a nod to the Bechers), the effect is quite stunning, as very small variations in the facial expressions of the different sitters draw the viewer in.