(American, born 1939)
Corvallis, Oregon-based photographer Kurt Norlin grew up in a family of artists. He studied art at Oregon State University. He received a Master of Arts degree from Central Washington University in 1974, where he studied under late professor and photographer James Sahlstrand. He has served as a photography instructor for Oregon State University and Linn-Benton Community College in Corvallis, and Yakima Valley College in Yakima, Washington. Of his photographic interests he notes, "Rather than pure descriptive fact, I wish to search for the essence of the location, person, or event."