Ulrike Welsch


Photography was first a hobby - It became my passion for life!

Born and educated in Germany, Ms. Welsch arrived in 1964 in the USA.

In Germany, she was a trained druggist-chemist where she specialized in Photography. In America, she became the first female staff at the Boston Herald Traveler (1966-71) and at the Boston Globe (1972-81).


  • 1975 : Ms Welsch was named “Press Photographer of the Year” by the New England Press Photographers Assoc. She and the Boston Globe Team received a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of Boston Busing. Her Human Interest images changed the looks of Boston dailies.
  • 1981 : She became a Freelance Photographer and traveled internationally. The same year, she participated in the project "A Day in the Life of Australia". She also lectured at the Center for Lifelong Learning, Harvard University (1977-1987).


All Ulrike Welsch's books

In 1974, Ms Welsch published her first book "Kids of Columbia" followed by 12 picture books.

  • The World I Love to See (2 editions)
  • Faces of New England
  • Stock Photography
  • Marblehead
  • Boston Rediscovered
  • Boston's North Shore
  • Revolutionary Sites of Greater Boston
  • New England Rediscovered
  • Boston at its Best
  • Salem at its Best
  • Cambridge at its Best


In 2019, Ms. Welsch received the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the Boston Press Photographers Association.

Ulrike Welsch exhibits and lectures throughout New England and resides North of Boston, Massachusetts.