Vera Lutter

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Vera Lutter (* 1960 in Kaiserslautern ) is an artist living and working in New York City , USA .


Lutter graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich in 1991 as a sculptor . She then studied at New York's School of Visual Arts in professional photography and related media and graduated there in 1995 with the exam Master of Fine Arts from (MFA).

Already at the beginning of the 1990s Lutter turned to the medium of the pinhole camera , the camera obscura . She has remained loyal to this artistic means of expression over the past 20 years and her works are represented in museums around the world. Since the late 1990s, her work has been featured in dozens of exhibitions in North America and Europe.

In addition to Lutter's work with pinhole cameras, she deals with digital photographs of the moon and sun. She has already photographed both celestial bodies many times since 2010 and compiled an international travel diary.

Prizes and awards



  • Light in Transit , in German and English; edited by Liz Jobey and Miriam Wiesel. Holzwarth, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-935567-07-3 . Pictures of the Frankfurt airport.


  • Peter Pakesch (Ed.): Vera Lutter: Inside In , Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König , Cologne 2004, ISBN 3-88375-811-6 .
  • Françoise Cohen et al .: Vera Lutter , Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern 2012, ISBN 978-3-7757-3278-9 . Exhibition in Nîmes.
  • Jonathan Crary et al .: Vera Lutter: Battersea . Gagosiann Gallery, London 2004.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Black magic. Vera Lutter rearranges the light , Die Zeit from December 12, 2013, page 60