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Bernstein, Andrew

Media - 2001

Andrew Bernstein has been the senior official photographer for the National Basketball Association since 1986. He is the key photographic contributor to NBA Photos, a subsidiary of NBA Entertainment. His work appears on posters, collector’s cards, calendars, T-shirts and a host of other licensed NBA products. Like many of the professional athletes he photographs, Andy Bernstein is recognized as an All-Star in his field.

Bernstein’s work appears frequently in Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Time, Newsweek, and various other publications worldwide. Unique projects include photographic coverage of the 1992,1996 and 2000 American Olympic Basketball Teams, from their inception to their gold medals. His photos of the world’s top athletes are also seen in advertising campaigns for Reebok, Adidas, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Caesars Palace and DUNK.Net.

Andy’s book projects include: America’s Dream Team, NBA Jam Session, NBA at 50, as well as the recent The Big Title, the official NBA book of the 1999-2000 Lakers championship season. A showcase devoted to Andy’s NBA photography was published in 1996 in NBA Hoop Shots: Classic Moments From A Super Era.

Bernstein Associates, Inc., his Pasadena-based company, has served as official photographer for most of Los Angeles’ professional sports teams, including the Lakers, Dodgers, Clippers and Kings. Andy also holds the position of Director of Photography for Staples Center.

Born in Brooklyn, Andy’s photographic talents earned him a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a scholarship to attend the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. En route to earning his BFA in 1981, he devoted himself to sports photography and worked part time as an assistant for Sports Illustrated. Two years later, Bernstein joined the NBA staff of photographers.

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