Richard Koci Hernandez, 2012


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30×30 c-prints or metal prints in an edition of 15

Richard Koci Hernandez is represented by Slate Contemporary Gallery.Please send inquiries to: info@slatecontemporary.com510-652-4085


“I feel the most alive when I am photographing. Street photography forces me to focus on the present moment and just witness the passage of time. The clock stops and I experience the here and now. Looking through the viewfinder, life on the streets becomes a vibrant art form. I strive to photograph the beauty in the ordinary, the unexpected in the mundane. The candid approach I take frees me from the control I seek in the other areas in my life and I am witness to the beautiful chaos which is our world.”

Richard Koci-Hernandez is an Emmy Award winning visual journalist who worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, USA Today, The New York Times and international magazines, including Stern. In 2003, Richard was the recipient of the James K. Batten Knight Ridder Excellence Award. His work for the Mercury News has earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations. His photography and multimedia work has won numerous awards on the national and regional level, including two Emmy nominations. Richard was named deputy director of photography and multimedia after spearheading the creation of MercuryNewsPhoto.com. He has taught multimedia workshops for Stanford University, National Press Photographers Association, The Southern Short Course, National Association for Hispanic Journalists and National Association for Black Journalists. He has lectured at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Stanford University. Koci-Hernandez is a San Francisco State University journalism graduate, where he has been a guest instructor. Koci Hernandez is an Assistant Professor of New Media at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Contact: koci(at)berkeley.edu

You can learn more about me by visiting my main website, richardkocihernandez.com

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