05/08/2013 11:02 am ET

Loretta Lux on the ImageBlog

John, 2008
Ilfochrome Print
Loretta Lux, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

Lux’s photographs of children are not portraits in the traditional meaning of the word. Rather, she sees them as imaginary portraits which deal with the idea of childhood as a paradise lost. The carefree, innocent childhood ideal is explored in the photographs as an imaginary kingdom, one which is created more by the projection of adult ideals and concerns.