The grand winner of the series award will be judged by Mona Kuhn. Mona’s view and experience of photography is one of the sharpest and most respected. She is best known for her large-scale, dream-like photographs of the human form, and her work often reference classical themes with a light and insightful touch. Currently, Mona lives and works in Los Angeles.
Mona Kuhn’s work has been exhibited and/or included in the collections of The J.Paul Getty Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Pérez Art Museum in Miami, The Museum of Photographic Art in San Diego,The George Eastman House, the Griffin Museum in Boston and The International Center of Photography in NYC.
In Europe, her work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in London England, Le Louvre in France, Deichtorhallen in Hamburg Germany, Musée de l’Élysée in Switzerland, Centre d’art Contemporain at Musée Chaleroi in France, the Leopold Museum in Vienna Austria, and the Australian Center for Photography in Sydney.
Steidl published her four monographs Evidence (2007), Native (2009), Bordeaux Series (2011) and her most recent publication Private (2014).