Mona Kuhn was born in São Paulo, Brazil, in 1969, of German descent. In 1989, Kuhn moved to the US and earned her BA from The Ohio State University, before furthering her studies at the San Francisco Art Institute. She is currently an independent scholar at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. Mona Kuhn’s first monograph, Photographs, was debuted by Steidl in 2004; followed by Evidence (2007), Native (2010), Bordeaux Series (2011), Private (2014), and She Disappeared into Complete Silence (2019). In addition, Kuhn’s latest monograph titled Bushes and Succulents has been published by Stanley Barker Editions, with a debut at Jeu de Paume in Paris, France. Occasionally, Mona teaches at UCLA and the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.