Christian Lutz


B.1973
Switzerland
Based in Geneva

Christian Lutz was born in Switzerland in 1973 and is currently based in Geneva.

He’s a graduate from ESA 75, L’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et de l’Image, in Brussels and is a recipient of several awards.

His work is both exhibited throughout the world and regularly published.

From 2003 to 2012 the primary focus of Christian Lutz was to create a trilogy on power that brought him international recognition. Three books : Protokoll, Tropical Gift and In JesusName were subsequently published based on political, religious and economic power.

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Christian Lutz was born in Switzerland in 1973 and is currently based in Geneva.

He’s a graduate from ESA 75, L’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et de l’Image, in Brussels and is a recipient of several awards.

His work is both exhibited throughout the world and regularly published.

From 2003 to 2012 the primary focus of Christian Lutz was to create a trilogy on power that brought him international recognition. Three books : Protokoll, Tropical Gift and In JesusName were subsequently published based on political, religious and economic power.

His photographic approach focuses on a scrupulous sociological observation of human groups and while the formal qualities of his images are visually appealing they often reflect an acerbic visual commentary on our collective preconceived socio-political constructs.

From his earlier documentary approach to photography, his work has since evolved to encompass a more cinematographic perception of his environment.

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Christian Lutz

Las Vegas has imposed her lights and her share of the dream in the very heart of the Mojave desert. Sin City is not only the primary city in the State of Nevada but it’s also one of the leading tourist destinations in the United States, as travel guides praise her euphoria and lure visitors…

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In Jesus’ Name

In Jesus’ Name

From 2003 to 2012 Christian Lutz’s primary focus is to create a trilogy on power. The political component, Protokoll, was released in 2007 and in 2010 the photographer tackles economic…

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Tropical Gift

Tropical Gift

This photographic essay by Christian Lutz captures the closed world of Nigeria’s oil and gas industry. Through his sharp approach the photographer conveys the malaise borne by civil societies that…

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Outwest

Outwest

These images tell the story of the Davis family and their cattle ranch in the Alvord desert located in Harney County, in southeastern Oregon, USA. An encounter with Paul: the…

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Protokoll

Protokoll

From 2003 to 2006 to develop his photography series named Protokoll, Christian Lutz accompanies a member of the Swiss Federal Council on a number of official occasions throughout the world.…

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