Born in Hong Kong in 1977, Kurt became a full-time photographer in 2003. He was the winner of the Luis Valtuena International Humanitarian Photography Award with his first picture story documenting the treatment of disabled children in India. He worked for many other NGOs and covered stories from Female Infanticide to ballroom dancers. He gained his Masters in documentary photography at the LCC in 2006 and began working on much more personal projects exploring his Chinese roots and understanding of his motherland. ‘In Case it Rains in Heaven’ , exploring the practice of Chinese funeral offerings, has been widely exhibited including a solo exhibition at Compton Verney and features in several public collections. A monograph of the work was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2011. ‘The Queen, The Chairman and I’, which reconnected the artist with his Chinese roots, is a multilayered narrative book dealing with the story of Hong Kong of the last 100 years and the Asian Diaspora through the lives of his own family, is presented as a Chinese teahouse. The project has been exhibited across 4 continents, including the Victoria Museum in Liverpool, UK; Galleri Image in Denmark; the Visual Art Center at the Chinese Cultural Foundation of San Francisco, Impressions Gallery in Bradford and will be traveling to Lianzhou Photography Museum in 2018. Much of Kurt’s recent work incorporates elements of installation and sculptural, pushing the boundaries of the medium. Echoed Visions, a series of installation questioning the medium of photography, made its debut at the Identity Art Gallery in 2014. Returning to exploring his Chinese roots, ‘Combing for Ice and Jade’, a love letter to the artist’s nanny, one of the few remaining self combed women in the world, has won him the WMA and the Punctum award at Lianzhou Foto. The installation was recently shown at the Himalayas Museum in Shanghai and will be travelling to the Zhongshan Museum of Art in 2018. He is represented by Jen Bekman Gallery in New York, The Photographer's Gallery in London.