Geof Kern (Brooklyn, New York 1950) is an American photographer whose career spans over four decades. Although working in the commercial arena, Kern was exclusively sought for his personal aesthetic and given freedom to develop ideas which he sketched once commissioned. He is best known for his numerous collaborations with clients such as Matsuda Tokyo, Takashimaya, Interface, and Neiman-Marcus, as well as editorial projects for magazines internationally, including Esquire, The New York Times, Beach Culture, Spy, and Rolling Stone.
Among many professional honors he is a recipient of the peer-nominated Infinity Award in Applied Photography from The International Center Of Photography (ICP), New York. Other awards include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography from Columbia University, New York, Cannes Lions, 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.
Geof Kern 1998