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 The G.W. Review, California Northern, Cimarron Review, Faber & Faber, Ping Pong Journal #11, Light Leaks, Photo Techniques, Photo Review, POOL, Redivider, 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 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!