4 August 2006

Ingar Krauss

I happened across the work of German photographer Ingar Krauss at Lens Culture, one of the many fine online photography magazines around.

He works mainly in portraiture, which he approaches with an intensity strongly reminiscent of August Sander.

This project is a collection of pictures made in orphanages, juvenile prisons and camps. The faces of children he found there possess a disquieting sense of loss, looking back at us with a maturity quite beyond their obvious age.

There is a feature at Lens Culture, together with a revealing interview. Astonishingly, some of them were among his first attempts at serious photography.

Untitled, Juvenile Prison Alexin, Russia 2003

Are these twins or is this a double exposure?

Untitled, Arkhangelsk, Russia 2004

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