“I just think her composition, and the way she sees through subject matter to create a dynamic combination of graphic diagonals, is so special,” says Susan Bright. “One to watch without a doubt.”
The New York-based curator will include Hannah Putz in a fascinating-looking show she’s putting together for The Photographers’ 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 photographer’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 she’s already caught the attention of some influential people and was shortlisted for the photography prize at Hyères last spring, despite, or perhaps because of, the formalism Bright has noticed.