Jon Kersey is a freelance photographer based in Santa Cruz, California. His specialties are photographing people and creating unique, dreamy Holga images.
Jon taught photography and did media production work for the Social Sciences Division at the University of California Santa Cruz for twenty-five years.

Recent publications include, Catamaran Literary Reader, California Northern, Cimmarron Review, Faber & Faber, Ping Pong Journal #11, Light Leaks, Photo Techniques, Photo Review, POOL, Redivider and The Wisconsin Review. Jon has had solo exhibits at the Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery at UC Santa Cruz, La Galeria, Casa Latina at UC Santa Cruz, Louden Nelson Community Center and Cabrillo College. He has participated in group shows at the Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, The Davenport Gallery, RayKo Photo Center, The Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, Monterey Museum of Art, The National Steinbeck Center, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Eloise Pickard Smith Gallery and the Santa Cruz Art League. He received First Prize in the California Coastal Commission's 2009 Coastal Photography Contest.

Jon was well educated at the University of California Santa Cruz, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from College V, class of 1977

In 2008 he completed a year long Photo a Day project. Check it out here!

Jon Kersey Photography
Jon Kersey grew up in the Los Angeles area. He moved to Santa Cruz in 1974. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Philosophy in 1977. Hes traveled for extended periods of time in the South Pacific and Asia. Jon has been involved in photographic education since 1983. He recently left his position as manager of the Social Sciences Media Lab at the University of California Santa Cruz to spend more time doing photography and less time teaching it. In addition to the portfolios show here, Jon has produced photo projects on Grupo Folklorico Los Mejicas and The People of India and Nepal. Bookmark this page and watch for additional projects!