Guest Speaker: Andrew Bernstein
September 10, 2018
10:00 am-11:00 am
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Andrew D. Bernstein is a well-known sports photographer.
Bernstein’s photography has appeared in thousands of newspapers and magazine covers worldwide, as well as major advertising campaigns for over 30 years. His recent commercial projects feature some of the world’s top athletes for Nike®, Reebok®, Adidas®, Pepsi®, Coca-Cola®, Icy Hot® and GlaxoSmithKline. Andrew Bernstein and his company, Andrew D. Bernstein Associates Photography, Inc., has served as team photographers for the LA Lakers, LA Kings, LA Clippers, LA Sparks, LA Football Club and LA Dodgers. In addition, Bernstein holds the position of Director of Photography for STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater, the sports and entertainment complex in Los Angeles. The unique, personal rapport Bernstein has developed with athletes over the years allows him exclusive access to special behind-the-scenes moments with legendary athletes, some of which were showcased in the 2010 book he co-authored with legendary Hall of Fame NBA coach Phil Jackson, “Journey to the Ring,” documenting the 2009-10 Lakers’ championship season.
Recognized as a highly skilled and innovative action and portrait photographer, Bernstein was involved in the creation of NBA Photos in 1986, which is the worldwide leader in licensing of NBA photography. He was instrumental in the developing the position of Senior Director of NBA Photos, which he held from 1986 through 2011, and he continues to serve as the longest tenured league photographer. He is the key photographic contributor to NBA Entertainment’s global media platforms, which include NBA.com, all league publications and NBA licensed products.
Bernstein will receive the 2018 Curt Gowdy Media Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this September in Springfield, MA.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.