Kelly Hofer grew up in a Hutterite colony in rural Manitoba, Canada. Kelly knew early on that he was an artist and that he was gay which made life tough. From the age of 11 onward, Hofer found purpose photographing his friends and relatives and posting the images to sites like Flickr, mostly for the enjoyment of other Hutterites. He left the Green Acres colony when he was 19.
Hofer is now raising money on Kickstarter to fund the publication of a book, Hutterite, that collects his best photos taken over the course of his adolescence.