Kenneth Nelson


Born and raised in Brooklyn NY in the times preceeding the digital image revolution, I continue the practice of traditional darkroom techniques in photographing and printing. Currently, I manage the digital image production process at an in-house agency. 

For the last twenty years, I've worked on a number of personal fine art photography projects. Those projects include "Harlem Nocturnal", "Coney Island House", and "10 in 60". Though a graduate of Pratt Institute with a BFA in photography, I have been a student of photography since my early teens. Tutored in darkroom techniques by a mentor, I continue to dedicate the majority of my artisitic time to the art of the black and white print.

Solo Exhibitions:

Harlem Nocturnal
En Foco Touring Gallery
Bronx Library Center, Bronx NY - June - August 2010

Gallery, Adam C. Powell, Jr.
State Office Building, NY NY - April 2006

Group Exhibitions:

-Rush Arts Gallery, “Curate NYC” - October 2010
-BWAC/Van der Plas Gallery, Brooklyn Show - April - June 2006
-BWAC, Fall Art Show - September 2005
-BWAC, 25th Anniversary Spring Art Show - May 2005
-BWAC, Solo Works Show - November 2003
-Amber Gallery, “9/11 Remembrance” - September 2003


“Harlem: A Century in Images” - October 2010
By Deborah Willis, Cheryl Finley, Elizabeth Alexander
Studio Museum in Harlem/Skira Rizzoli

“Red Hook”
Nowy Dziennik (Newspaper) - July 2003


Pratt Institute – BFA w/Honors, Photography

Commercial History:

-Digital Image Manager, Macy’s Inc.
-Studio Photographer, A&S/Jordan Marsh
-Camera Sales, Abraham & Straus


Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition
NAACP/ACT-SO Program, Photography Judge