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Q&A with Artist Vera Lutter
March 1, 2021
Vera Lutter Q&A with Artist Vera Lutter

From February 2017 to January 2019, New York–based artist Vera Lutter worked in residence at LACMA, creating a new body of work examining the campus architecture, galleries, and collection holdings. Lutter uses one of the oldest optical technologies still in use, that of the camera obscura. By building room-sized cameras and placing unexposed photo paper across from a pinhole opening, Lutter has adopted the camera obscura as her singular working method, resulting in photographs with an ethereal, otherworldly beauty.