Mona Kuhnwas born in São Paulo, in 1969, and lives today in Los Angeles. Her work centres, above all, around the examination of the human body, its physical and metaphysical presence, portraiture and nudes. She often deals with classical themes, and her photographic art is found in many private and public collections around the world. She currently works as an independent scholar at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Kuhn's first monograph, Photographs, was published by Steidl in 2004; followed by Evidence (2007); Native (2010); Bordeaux Series (2011); Private (2014); and She Disappeared into Complete Silence (2018/19). A retrospective book, Works, was published by Thames and Hudson (2021).