Thekla Ehling was born in Bielefeld, Germany. After doing an apprenticeship as a bookbinder, she studied Photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund and at the College of Fine Arts in Limerick, Ireland.

Her photo books ‘Sommerherz’ and ‘Vergizsmeinnicht’ are published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg. Both books have been nominated for the German Photo Book Award in 2009 and 2012.

She works for magazines in Germany and abroad and is represented by the Galerie Robert Morat in Berlin and by the Agency Focus in Hamburg.

In 2014 she was one of the members who founded the The PhotoBookMuseum in Cologne.

Thekla Ehling lives in Cologne.