Geof Kern (b. Brooklyn, New York 1950), has been a professional photographer since 1977.
A graduate of the former technical photography school Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara California with a Bachelor of Fine Arts 1976, Kern moved to Dallas in 1977 to begin his career. His unconventional photographs for regional magazines and advertising drew national interest and by 1990 his clientele and press were international.
Kern was a regular contributor to magazines such as Esquire, Spy, The New York Times, Beach Culture and Rolling Stone; national and international fashion, product, and conceptual advertising campaigns include clients such as Selfrdiges London, Takashimaya New York, Bon Marché, Matsuda Japan, Diesel France, Mercedes France, Ford Europe, Acura North America, BNP-Paribas Worldwide, and Neiman-Marcus, to name a few.
Among many professional honors Kern is a recipient of the peer-nominated Infinity Award in Applied Photography from The International Center Of Photography (ICP) in New York. Other awards include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography from Columbia University, New York, and a Grammy for Album Art.
His work is included in the permanent collections of the Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, the London Design Museum, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.