Born on September 13, 1982 Kevin Cortez, grew up in and around the Downtown area of the urban city jungle known as Los Angeles in California. He moved to the San Fernando Valley in 1993.
During high school at Valley Alternative Magnet in Van Nuys, Kevin began to take classes at Los Angeles Pierce College in 1997. It was there that he took his first Photography course. He has never been able to put the camera down since. He now attends the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where he is working towards his B.A in Documentary/Photojournalism.
“Photography has given me the opportunity to capture a piece of life. A snip of time that no other person in any world could ever capture again. The power to change the future, to remember the past and to capture the present.”