Photographer and father-to-be, Kurt Hörbst used his large-format camera to follow his wife at close range during her pregnancy. The reportage-like photographs taken in different locations seem strange given the slow pace of the medium, depicting an almost filmic sequence that addresses issues such as loneliness, uncertainty and joyful anticipation, unrest and calm, curiosity, anxiety and pride.
Hoerbst was born in Austria in 1972. Having been originally educated in telecommunications, he then turned to photography beginning his studies in Prague in 1992. Kurt founded a school of photography in Austria in 1996 (Prager Fotoschule) and now teaches history of photography, journalism and he gives lectures at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. Head of the Prager Fotoschule since 2014. Publisher of photo-books and multiple prize winner in this field. Kurt‘s work has enjoyed numerous exhibitions both home and abroad. Over the last years, multimedia projects have been a focal point of his activities. Publications „Überlebt – Menschenbilder Lagerbilder“ – 1999 „Der schwarze Ritter“ – 2001 „Sommerschnee“ – 2008 “5070” – 2014