Bella Kirchner is a freelance photographer based in Austin, Texas. Six years ago, she picked up her camera (after almost 15 years of being away from it) and  feels like her voice has returned. Coming back to photography at this point in her life has altered her perspective and deeply impacted how she photographs. 

Since then, she's won awards, exhibited her work, and participated in workshops, including Eddie Adams XXXI (2018).

Her work is focused primarily on documentary, fine art, and street photography but she's always interested in pushing herself in this art form and looking for new stories to capture. 

To hire her or buy prints, email her at  bella.kirchner@gmail.com.


AWARDS AND SHOWS
2020

American Photography 36 Selected Winner 

Soho Photo Gallery 2020 National Competition Winner

Houston Center for Photography Togethering Virtual Exhibit. 

2019

The Guardian Feature : "Exhibition showcases female street photography – in pictures"

Lucie Foundation Emerging Artist Scholarship : Shortlisted

Texas Senate Coverage for Bloomberg

West Austin Studio Tour (W.E.S.T) (Austin, Texas) : Juried Show

2018

Eddie Adams Workshop XXXI 

Women's Street Photography Exhibit at ArtSpace PS109 Gallery (New York City) : Juried Show

SHE Exhibit at Soma Vida Gallery (Austin, Texas) : Juried Show

Tin Whistle Gallery (Austin, Texas) : Group Exhibit

ANON MAGAZINE Write-Up : "Bella Kirchner can sink your soul with a mere glimpsing of her prints."

2016

East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T) at The Austin School of Photography (Austin, Texas) : Group Exhibit

2015

The Phillips Collection’s American Moments Photo Contest (Washington, D.C.) : First Place

East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T) at The Austin School of Photography (Austin, Texas) : Group Exhibit

Using Format