Kenneth Wajda

Award-Winning Portrait & Editorial Photographer


I’m Kenneth Wajda. Hi. I’m a portrait & editorial photographer with clients in Denver and Los Angeles, plus national clients throughout the U.S.  I’ve been a professional photographer for over 30 years, beginning my career as a photojournalist for a daily newspaper in New Jersey.

The only photograph that matters now is the one I make for you, your publication or company, to tell your story, capture your personality, promote your brand or to increase your bottom line.

I believe in delivering 150%, on-time and above expectations, and working with respect and professionalism, and a bit of fun.  I look forward to meeting and working with you on your projects.

Editorial Clients

Associated Press (AP), Denver Post, Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call, Lyons Recorder, Redstone Review, The Colorado Sun, Colorado Activities Center.
Member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) and the Colorado Press Association.

Commercial Clients

American Cable Association, Zimmer Biomet, WhiteWave/Silk, Mosaic Marketing, U.S. Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force, Lyons Fire Protection District, C2HR/CTHRA, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, PSC Nuclear/Engineered Rigging, Docketly, Good Feet, Quality Assurance Associates, Don Eastburn & Associates, American Homestead Meats, M.L Herrmann Productions, Roe Moore Productions, Knowledge Center Enterprises, Whole Foods, Centura Health, Spirit Hound Distillers, Altitude Arts.

Curriculum Vitae – Download PDF

(b. 1964, USA)

Currently works in Los Angeles, California & Boulder, Colorado.

In addition to commercial photography, I am a fine art photographer creating documentary photo projects and stories for gallery/museum exhibits, online publishing and book projects.  My photographs have been published on book covers, web sites, magazines, and collected by private and corporate art collectors.

1985-86 – Studied with Thierry Pathé, New York University, New York NY

2020 – Solo Exhibition, TBA, North Boulder Recreation Center, Boulder CO
2019 – Group Exhibition, Lucie Foundation Analog Portrait Project, Los Angeles CA
2019 – Group Exhibition, The Big Picture, Month of Photography, Denver CO
2019 – Solo Exhibition, Boulder Parks ’18, North Boulder Recreation Center, Boulder CO
2019 – Solo Exhibition, The Wise Photo Project, Longmont Senior Center, Longmont CO
2018 – Solo Exhibition, Boulder Parks ’18, Amante Coffee, Boulder CO
2018 – Group Exhibition – Gala Celebration, Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
2018 – Solo Exhibition, Boulder Parks ’18, East Boulder Community Center, Boulder CO
2017 – Group Exhibition, Professional/Commercial, Lyons Town Hall, Lyons CO
2016 – Solo Exhibition, Music Town, Gatherings of a Lifetime, Lyons CO
2014 – Solo Exhibition, The Flood of 2013, Lyons Town Hall, Lyons CO
2009-Present – Group Exhibition, Beers+Cameras:Boulder, Boulder, CO

2018 – Roy Stryker, a U.S. Documentary Photography Project
2017 – Life in the Street: Colorado Faces
2017The Lennard Family: Thanksgiving Blessings
2014 – I Am Lyons Colorado
2013 – Lyons: Flood of 2013 – A Town Becomes a Family

Corporate collection, The Cable Center, Denver CO
Corporate collection, American Cable Association, Pittsburgh PA
Private collection, Broomfield CO
Private collection, Neshaminy PA

2020 – “New Dramatics” – Contemporary Art Photographs
2020 – “Babushka” – Contemporary Art Photographs
2019-Present – “Titans of Colorado” – Portrait Documentary
2018-Present  – “What Are You Famous For?” – Social Documentary
2017-Present – Roy Stryker, Introducing America to Americans” – Documentary
2016-Present – “The Wise Photo Project” – Portrait Documentary
2016 – “Słodki Ziemniak, Kuszący” – Private Commission
2010-Present – “Colorado Faces” – Urban Life Documentary

2019 – “Family Portraits to Live With” – Analog Cafe
2017 – “National Photography Project Seeks to Show Americans America” – Boulder Weekly
2017 –  “Colorado photographer’s Project Focuses on Ordinary America” – Colorado Springs Gazette
2016-present – “6×6 Portraits” – Essays on Photography

Professional Experience
2014-Present – Fine Art Photographer, Boulder CO
2001-Present – Editorial, Commercial, Advertising Photographer, Boulder/Denver CO
1987-2001 – Staff Photojournalist: News, Sports, Features, The Times of Trenton, Trenton NJ

Teaching Experience
2020 – Photography Instructor, Colorado Photographic Art Center, Lyons CO
2014-2017 – Photography Instructor, Lyons Photography Art Center, Lyons CO
2001-2017 – Nature Wildlife Photo Workshop, Estes Park, CO and Westcliffe CO
1984-1986 – Continuing Education, Basic Photography Techniques, Bensalem High School, Bensalem, PA

Speaking Engagements
2019 - Pecha Kucha Photography, Featured Photographer, Berthoud CO
2019 - Lyons Historical Society, Preserving/Restoring Vintage Photographs, Lyons CO
2019 - Evergreen Camera Club, Street Photography Slide Show & Presentation, Evergreen CO
2018 – Lyons Historical Society, Photography in the 19th Century, Lyons CO
2018 – St. Vrain Photographic Society, Street Photography Slide Show & Presentation, Longmont CO
2017 – Frasier Meadows, Street Photography Slide Show & Presentation, Boulder CO
2012-Present – Kenneth Wajda’s Inspiring Photo Talks, YouTube

Judging Experiences
2019 – Boulder County Fair Photography Exhibit, Boulder CO
2019 – Missouri Press Association, Missouri Better Newspaper Contest, Columbia MO
2018 – Minnesota Newspaper Association, Better Newspaper Contest, Minneapolis MN
2018 – St. Vrain Photographic Society, Longmont CO
2017 – Boulder County Fair Photography Exhibit, Boulder CO