Kurt is originally from New York City, lived in Mexico City for over 25 years and since 2013 divides his time between Mexico City and Cali, Colombia.
A writer and photographer, he is currently working on a new book entitled The Joyous Life (Adventures in Cali’s Skin Trade). The book is both an autobiography and an analysis of porn, prostitution and photography in Cali, illustrated with several of his photographic series.
Kurt is the author of Formas de Morir en México (Trilce 2015), Several Ways to Die in Mexico City (Feral House 2012), and of the photobooks Sonora: The Magic Market (RM 2008) and El Super (RM 2006).
His writing has been published in the Guardian, Vice, Guernica, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Aeon, The Ecologist, Art in America, Atlantica, Weapons of Reason, Salon and elsewhere.
His photographs have been published in The Guardian, Vice, LensCulture, Dangerous Minds, L’Oeil de la Photografie, Domus, Uncube, Bomb, Morbid Anatomy, Colors, the Los Angeles Times and Huffington Post. His series entitled A City Abandoned was nominated in 2015 for the prestigious Prix Pictet, selected as one of the ten best photo-essays of 2015 by Domus (Italy) and was shown at the Focus Photography Festival in Mumbai in 2016.
Kurt has had several individual and group exhibitions of his photography work and installations in museums, galleries and alternative spaces in Colombia, Mexico and the USA.
Links to his work:
His blog: http://dfdeath.blogspot.mx/
His webpage: kurthollander.com