07/05/2013 07:02 pm ET

Loretta Lux on the ImageBlog

Loretta Lux
Sasha and Ruby 1, 2008
Ilfochrome Print
© Loretta Lux, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York

In images such as Sasha and Ruby 1 (2008), the artist explores the double portrait, in which the relationship between two self-aware children is characterized by detachment and alienation. Ms. Lux’s images of children also explore the discovery of the self, or the development of a concept of one’s self. “We are radically alone and forced to choose our own path and create our own authentic life, but the self is a mystery,” says Lux.