Son of Luxembourgish mother and Cape Verdean father, Kim Lang was born and raised in Luxembourg until the age of 20. Growing up travelling with his mother and grandfather, a documentary filmmaker, between Namibia, South Africa, and the US, shaped his interest in culture, journalism and history.
After breaking up his studies twice, first in Egyptology and History of Art at the University of Trier, then in Communication Design at the Institute of Design Berlin, Lang moved to London at the age of 20 to pursue his studies in Photography at the University of the Arts London. Since his graduation, Lang has been working in the fields of fashion and portraiture for independent and high end commercial publications.
Lang’s images often carry a documentary and historic element, that supports his approach towards theatrical portraiture. Bold, energetic and with a touch of intimacy, the photographs focus on capturing personality, individuality and identity through a storytelling lens.
Currently Kim Lang is based in London.