Like the best of street photographers, Nina Welch-Kling finds joy in wandering city streets and paying attention to the endless flow and changes that happen there. She notices momentary eye-catching juxtapositions of people, architecture, shadows, visual rhymes. And she photographs them in a manner that allows the viewer to see what she sees, allowing us to share in the moment of delight or surprise while soaking in all of the other activities in the context of her framing. Then she takes her gift one step further, by pairing photographs in what she calls “Duologues”. These diptychs produce visual echoes that evoke new ideas, new meanings, new connections — encouraging viewers to energize their own ways of seeing.
(referencing "Duologues", LensCulture Choice Winner 2020)
Nina Welch-Kling is a New York City-based photographer originally from a small town in southern Germany. Her background in fine art and architecture combined with a love for roaming the city streets inform her photographic depictions of everyday life.
Welch-Kling holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1990) and a Master of Architecture from The University of California, Los Angeles (1993). Since 1995 she has lived in New York City raising her two, now college-aged daughters, while continuing to explore creative outlets defined by her passion for photography.