Biography

Kieren Welch (b. 1973) is a British photographic artist based in Hertfordshire. After studying photography at North Hertfordshire College he decided to commit himself to a career in the photography industry. He worked for more than a decade in various studios as a commercial photographer specialising in portraiture and landscapes. He has an extensive portfolio of images with several picture libraries including Getty and Alamy. His photographs have been published worldwide and used by the likes of Boots and Lycamobile.

In 2010 Kieren started a distance learning degree with the Open College of the Arts (accredited by UCA Farnham) and this led him towards a more arts based practice. His recent work has been heavily influenced by Postmodernism and Conceptualism. During the second year of his degree course he self-published a book titled (Sub) Culture, Identity, and the English Landscape. In 2014 he started work at Buckinghamshire Adult Learning Centre where he teaches photography to a diverse group of learners. For his latest project Conflict, Memory and Landscape he utilises the genre of ‘late photography’ to visually explore places that have been altered by violent events in the past. His website www.kierenwelch.net showcases all of his photography projects.

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