Kim Weston

Kim Weston is a wife, mother of six children, photographer, artist, and educator who has devoted her life to sharing fine art and photography. With a BFA in Fine Art from Cooper Union and an MFA in Photography from Bard College/International Center of Photography, she brings a wealth of expertise to her craft. Recently, she inaugurated Wábi Gallery in downtown New Haven, a space dedicated to showcasing fine art and photography, with a particular emphasis on BIPOC Connecticut artists and emerging talents nationwide. The gallery’s name, “wábi,” is drawn from the Native American Algonquin language, meaning “see.” In her artistic endeavors,

Weston’s focus lies on her Native American and African heritage. She passionately documents ceremonies and indigenous pow wows, aiming to illuminate the connections between the living and the spirits that have transitioned. Through her lens, she captures the resonance of dance, the rhythmic pulse of the drum, and the elemental presence of smoke and fire. Weston highlights the historical fluidity of cultural boundaries, noting that prior to colonialism, tribes traversed the Americas and Africa freely in response to environmental factors such as food availability and climate changes. Colonialism has made boundaries, political, economical and another excuse to create divisiveness amongst the masses. Weston’s work shows how the spirit of the people are helped by their ancestors. They are reminded and you are reminded as you look at each photograph that they are still walking among us.