Richard Kern


Richard Kern Photographer/Videographer USA

Richard Kern initially made a name for himself during the cultural explosion that defined New York’s arts scene in the 1980s, releasing a number of ‘zines that documented the East Village lifestyle as well as contributing central works to the Cinema of Transgression movementHe’s most widely regarded for his photography though, with his critically acclaimed candid portraits that underline the unspoken sides of human nature through their depiction of vice and illicit desire. With a career that spans 30 years, he has 11 books to his name as well as countless videography and photography credits. Kern continues to travel around the world to film and photograph, regularly contributing to Vice and hosting the VBS series Shot By Kern.