Mona Kuhn’s book "Private" and series "Acido Dorado" Take on the Esthetic of the Desert

December 12, 2014

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Mona Kuhn/Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery

“Chanon,” 2013.

Mona Kuhn likes to distinguish between the words “naked” and “nude,” emphasizing that nakedness implies being “vulnerable” or “caught off guard.” Known for her thought-provoking and sensual—but decidedly un- erotic—nude photographs, Kuhn uses friends and family as models, thereby creating a level of comfort and trust that she feels is intrinsic to her work. The German-Brazilian photographer’s new monograph, Private,...

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