Christopher Kern, M.F.A.

Program Lead + Associate Professor of Photography

Christopher Kern has been shooting and producing commercial photography projects since 2003. He holds an MFA in Photography from the prestigious Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Along with his freelance photography work, he has been utilizing his MFA as a photo instructor since 2009. His photographic work has been featured in the industry by; PDN, CMYK, IPA, and the APA. Photographically he is looking to create imagery that is – aspirational yet attainable. His true passion is for the people he encounters, whether as a portrait subject, fellow creative, student, or stranger. While his commercial work has taken him all over the United States and Internationally – He calls Riverside home, where he lives with his wife, Nikki, and daughter Eva James.


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M.F.A., Photography - Art for Commerce; Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
B.A., Photo Communications. Minor, Business Administration; California State University Fullerton