Mona Kuhn: Close
Mona Kuhn presents her subjects in their familiar surroundings, but the intimate interactions between people seem to be her central motivation. She mends together the canonical traditions of the body with more modern sensibilities, like the interest in the malleable properties of light, color, and form. Kuhn’s respect for the body becomes obvious through her delicate depictions of nudity. For her, nakedness is a celebration of naturalness. Kuhn’s photographs can be found in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Buhl Foundation in New York as well as that of Sir Elton John. Her book, Mona Kuhn, was published by Steidl in 2004.