Geof Kern (born Brooklyn New York, 1950) has been a photographer for over 40 years, first gaining national and international recognition in the 80's and 90's with work for magazines such as Esquire, Spy, Beach Culture, Rolling Stone, various record labels, as well as campaigns for Matsuda Tokyo, Mercedes France, Neiman-Marcus, Takashimaya, Selfridges London, and others.
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, 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, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2019 his work for Neiman-Marcus and the French fashion designer Thierry Mugler was included in a retrospective of Mugler’s career at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal.