Hyères 2012 - Hanna Putz
Shortlisted Photographers 2012 - Hanna Putz
“I enjoy it when pictures feel as if one has left the people undisturbed. My work is concerned with a consciously created “casualness” that strips away the spectacular, the noisy, and superlatives. When I started working with photography, I mainly photographed models, since I was working as a model myself, and most of them were close friends, whom I knew and lived and worked with in close proximity. However my interest isn’t really in photographing them as models, within a fashion context; I chose to work with professional models because the notion of “posing” interests me. I like to question the expression of identity through the notion of posing – posing for a camera. The moment you’re being photographed, the moment you’re present “for” a photograph, or generally “presenting” yourself for something or someone interests me.”
Hanna Putz (Austria) is self-taught. She started out as a model before devoting herself entirely to photography. In 2011 and 2012, she took part in the exhibitions ‘Wald’ (Pavlov’s Dog Gallery, Berlin) and ‘No Fashion, Please!’ (Vienna Kunsthalle). Hanna Putz is based in London.