Kelly Davidson grew up in the CT suburbs of NYC until moving to Storrs to attend UCONN where she quickly found her place at the Daily Campus newspaper as staff photographer and writer. After transferring to Boston University in 1997, she started shooting for the Boston Phoenix and became a stringer for Suburban World Newspapers, along with photo editor, and later editor, of BU’s entertainment weekly, the MUSE.

Kelly graduated from BU’s College of Communication in 1999 with a BS in Photojournalism. She worked at the Boston Phoenix for 6 years as a Senior Designer in the editorial department, shooting on the side and working closely with many local photographers.

In 2005 Kelly became a full-time freelance photographer and designer, Her assignments have brought her all over the country, from Maui to Lake Tahoe, and all over the world, from Mexico to Portugal, shooting everything from Yoga retreats to music festivals to advertising campaigns.

Winner of 3 New England Press Association (NEPA) awards, and a long-standing member of both the National Press Association (NPPA) and the Boston Press Association (BPPA), Kelly consistently demonstrates a commitment to excellence in the field of photojournalism. From corporate portraits for Digitas, to shooting behind the scenes at Boston Ballet’s The Nutcracker for the Weekly Dig, Kelly is a versatile photographer with a strong drive and charismatic approach to every assignment.

Her on-going personal portrait project entitled “Rock ’n’ Roll Parents” features local musicians with their kids, including Kay Hanley from Letters to Cleo, Dana Colley of Morphine, David Minehan of Woolly Mammoth Studios and the band The Neighborhoods, Roger Miller from Mission Burma, and others. Someday it will be a book.

Make sure to check out her new daily project… 365 in 2011 (

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    i.jango says:

    "Kelly is probably the best, hardest working photographer I know, and I admire her work very much. She has a great eye, and she has a way with shooting people, something I've always been envious of... and she's a cutie to boot!"

    March 8th, 2005

Kelly Davidson
March 2005
Boston, USA