Acclaimed contemporary photographer Mona Kuhn is known for her large-scale, intimate depictions of human subjects. Her photographs —which have been shown at the Louvre Museum and acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Hammer Museum, among other collections —reimagine the human form. Though her work references art historical depictions of the female nude, Kuhn uses reflections, transparency, and juxtapositions with the built environment to reinterpret the body. Over the course of her career, Kuhn has sought to cultivate deep personal connections with her subjects, putting them at ease in front of the camera and imbuing her images with an intimacy only possible through trust. The figures in her photographs appear to be comfortable in their own skin and radiate a relaxed, timeless sensuality.
Brazilian, b. 1969