Kurt Hoerbst was born in 1972 in Upper Austria.
He attended the Prague School of Photography in the Czech Republic
between 1992 and 1995. Hoerbst was a co-founder of the Prague School of Photography in Austria (1995), which he has managed since 2014.
He has also completed several book projects and is constantly involved with photo and film projects at home and abroad. His books and exhibition concepts have been honored with numerous awards, including a series of international artist-in-residence scholarships.
Kurt Hörbst has been working on the people_scans project since 2006.