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Nina Wurtzel’s photography has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Dance Magazine, Playbill, and International ad campaigns. Her clients include corporate, nonprofits, artists, educators, and high profile individuals. She is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers NY, and the Foreign Press Correspondents Association.

Raised in New York City, Nina was immersed in the arts, and was photographing professionally by age 16. She was awarded several scholarships to art schools for drawing, painting and photography, yet pursued a 10 year career as a professional ballet dancer. She studied at the School of American Ballet, and continued photographing throughout her dance career. While dancing with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Nina photographed for the company, had a solo art show, and was commissioned by Dance Magazine to photograph their cover.

After dancing, Nina studied advertising with her father, Bill Wurtzel. She eventually took over their boutique advertising agency, Wurtzel Inc., where she managed all clients, worked as an art director, graphic designer, photographer, and did marketing strategy. All of which, are skills that contribute to creative images that are on brand, with strong messaging, tailored for each client.

Nina loves creative challenges, celebrating diversity, and beauty, while highlighting humor, and the unexpected.


“We were looking for a photographer who could capture family moments without it looking staged. Nina Wurtzel captured every moment without ever disrupting the family dynamic. She was easy to work with and captured every moment in beautiful light. It was private and intimate, and we are thrilled with the results.”
    – Julianna Margulies, Actress, The Good Wife

"Nina Wurtzel is definitely a creative force to be recognized. Her wide breadth of imagination evokes the passion and elegance of dance in her photos and transports the viewer in her magical photographic world."
    – Desmond Richardson, Co-Founder/Director, Complexions Contemporary Ballet

“Nina is able to capture not only key performance moments but the energy inside the performance. She is a consummate professional who is also a sensitive artist and shoots in a completely unobtrusive manner. Quite simply, she is a phenomenal photographer to work with.”
    – Kim Weild, Associate Professor of Directing at Carnegie Mellon

"We were greeted by this friendly energetic woman. Our entire crew felt her work was the best any of us had ever experienced."
   – Michael S. Seltzer, CLU, ChFC

Self Portrait many years ago

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