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Vera Lutter (German, b. 1960) is a New York-based photographer who received a BFA in sculpture from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste of Munich in 1991, and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts of New York in 1995. Inspired by the energy, architecture, and history of New York, Lutter began investigating the narrative of photography by transforming an entire room of her New York apartment into a camera obscura to capture an unfiltered, long-exposure, black-and-white image of the metropolis on a wall-sized piece of photographic paper. Since that time, Lutter has also transformed a shipping container into a camera obscura that can be transported around the world and used to create large-scale images of architecture, shipyards, airports, and abandoned factories. By focusing on industrial sites that pertain to transportation and fabrication, the artist draws parallels between the beginnings of the industrial revolution in the 19th century and the discovery of photography as a chemical process. Progressing simultaneously, both phenomena are responsible for unfathomable changes in the way we live and trade information. Investigating these parallels, Lutter finds sublime beauty within the destructive power inherent in industrial accomplishment, focusing on the monumental, overbearing appearance and threatening function of mechanized objects and technology.

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New York City, Waxing Gibbons, 2012
Archival pigment print
22 x 30 in (55.88 x 76.2 cm)
Courtesy of artist and Gagosian Gallery
Signed on verso

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Vera Lutter
New York City, Waxing Gibbons
  • Dimensions
    22 x 30 in (55.88 x 76.2 cm)