â€œI just think her composition, and the way she sees through subject matter to create a dynamic combination of graphic diagonals, is so special,â€ says Susan Bright. â€œOne to watch without a doubt.â€
The New York-based curator will include Hannah Putz in a fascinating-looking show sheâ€™s putting together for The Photographersâ€™ Gallery in October, titled Mother & Child, alongside Elina Brotherus, Leigh Ledare and four others, all of whom are at least 10 or 20 years the photographerâ€™s senior. Born in Vienna in 1987, Putz has never studied photography, starting out on the other side of the camera as a fashion model and getting into image-making relatively recently. But sheâ€™s already caught the attention of some influential people and was shortlisted for the photography prize at HyÃ¨res last spring, despite, or perhaps because of, the formalism Bright has noticed.