About Me

My philosophy and other things

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved. – Ansel Adams ”

My name is Wendy J Bednarz, and I am an image-maker.

I do whatever it takes – bungee-jump, hang out the side of helicopter, or load my lighting kit into a dug out tree trunk to cross a raging river – in order to capture the moment that makes an image shine.

Here’s the upshot – I am a visual thinker and I find photography a natural way to communicate. My eye is drawn to the human form and my photographic intention is to make highly evocative images that capture the subject’s underlying spirit.

Photography is my way of interpreting the world and making a commentary about what I see and feel.

My work is always evolving and it includes straight-up street photography, fine arts photography, journalistic photos, conceptual photography, and encaustic prints. I combine natural light, strobe light and encaustic textures in my work. Often times, I fuse photojournalism with artistic construction to create photographs that are both controlled and spontaneous. The process and the work are always a discovery.

Please have a look through my website and see what images speak to you.

I split my time between New York City and The United Arab Emirates where I am a Professor of Film and New Media at New York University Abu Dhabi. I am available to go anywhere for a photography challenge!

If you would like to contact me and discuss a photography project please go to my contact page and send me a message!


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