Maria Leutner

 

Contemporary German Photography

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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.