Andrew Bernstein grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was an avid sports fan who participated in the action through the lens of a camera. While attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst, his portfolio earned him a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and a scholarship to attend the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif., where he earned a BFA in 1981.
Bernstein’s photography has appeared in thousands of newspapers and magazine covers worldwide, as well as major advertising campaigns for over 30 years. Recent commercial projects include featuring some of the world’s top athletes for Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Icy Hot and GlaxoSmithKline.
Andrew and his company, Andrew D. Bernstein Associates Photography, Inc., has served as team photographer for the LA Lakers, LA Kings, LA Clippers and LA Dodgers. In addition, Bernstein holds the position of Director of Photography for STAPLES Center and Microsoft Theater L.A. Live, the sports and entertainment complex in Los Angeles.
Andrew is a mentor and board member at Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), a youth center benefiting inner city children and teens, where he was also instrumental in creating an after school photography program. In December 2005 HOLA honored Andrew with their “Hero of the Heart Award” recognizing him as their volunteer of the year.