Photographs by Mona Kuhn. Text by Shelley Rice,Wayne V. Andersen.
Steidl Photography International, 2009. 88 pp., 60 color illustrations, 11½x12¼".
“This work started as a personal journey. Metaphorically, I was thinking
of a bird that flies back into the forest, searching for its childhood nest.
The images here are a creation of my abstracted wishes and dreams. As I
was searching, instead of home, I found an empty past, just traces of it.
Yet,my journey was filled with new friendships and discoveries made
along the way,” writes Los Angeles-based photographer Mona Kuhn
about her journey back to her native Brazil after 20 years. Her third photobook,
Native unfolds slowly, as a dreamy narration of this adult exploration
of her childhood home. Photographed in the rainforest and surrounding
city area, the images are suffused with a deep green, gold and
pink palette. Native is accompanied by an essay from critic Shelley Rice.
About the Limited Edition
Limited is slipcased in linen, in an edition of 100, and
includes a 10x10” C print of cover image, signed and numbered by artist.
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