Loretta Lux's ‘The Rose Garden, 2001.'.
(photo credit: COURTESY LORETTA LUX)
German artist and photographer Loretta Lux is best known for her haunting and meticulously staged photographs of young children gazing intensely at their audience. The effect on viewers ranges from endearing nostalgia to awkward discomfort. But whether or not that was her intent, her work presents us with a different view of the way we visually represent and perceive children in art – and in a way, how we perceive ourselves.“Imaginary Portraits” is an exhibition of 19 portraits of children that Lux photographed between 2001 and 2008.