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Andrew Stern in Paris, 2009

Andrew (André) Stern (1931-2023), was born in Munich, Germany in 1931, and worked as a documentary photographer in the late fifties and early sixties in New York and Washington, DC. After graduating from Dartmouth in 1952, and spending a year at the University of Geneva and the Sorbonne in Paris, he interned with the photographer Hans Namuth, known for his widely published photographs of abstract expressionist painters such as Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning and Enrico Donati. Later he worked for the New York Herald Tribune, before moving to Washington DC as a radio producer for the Voice of America. From there, he went to work for Howard K. Smith at ABC News. When we made a documentary titled "The Political Obituary of Richard Nixon," ABC cancelled the program because some of the national advertisers were offended by the title, including Schick Razor Blades. Stern was hired by the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University as an adjunct professor. That fall, he became a producer of the WNET program "SOUL!," the first broadcast which featured exclusively black music and public affairs, which won a Peabody Award.


Later, he worked at NET (early PBS) where he produced half-hour and hour programs, including "Hiroshima, 1965," "Brunswick, GA," "The Quiet Conflict," and many others which are available on this website.


In 1969, Stern was invited to start a new program in broadcast journalism, documentary, and photography at the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.


In 1981 Stern produced "How Much Is Enough?: Decision Making in the Nuclear Age," filmed in the United States and Europe. This documentary was broadcast nationwide by PBS and 6 European countries and received many awards including the George Polk Award, the Thomas Storke Award, the Edward Weintal Prize, and Best Documentary at the U.S. Film Festival Park City (a precursor to the Sundance Film Festival). After retiring in 1994, Stern spent five years traveling back and forth between his home in Berkeley and the former Soviet Union, where he worked with young journalists and newly independent television stations. After returning to Berkeley in the late nineties, he devoted his time to scanning and reprinting his past work. This site is maintained by his family to ensure continued access to his wide-ranging portfolio.


  • Museum of Modern Art
    Permanent Collection
    New York, NY


  • César Restaurant
    Rancho Santa Fe, CA


  • Baker Library at Dartmouth College
    Hanover, NH


  • The Appalachian Portfolio (1959 – 1963):  Photographs by Andrew Stern
    Center for Photography
    Graduate School of Journalism
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA


  • Appalshop
    Whitesburg, KY


  • Downtown Restaurant Gallery
    Berkeley, CA


  • Godbey Appalachian Center
    Cumberland, KY


  • Brooklyn Bridge 
    Hart Crane, Voice of America
    Washington, D.C. 


  • ​National Archives
    Photography Collection
    Washington, D.C.


  • Hiroshima: Photographs and Films
    East Bay Media Center
    Berkeley, CA


  • The Bridge
    Progressive Arts Initiative
    Charlottesville, VA


  • César Restaurant
    Oakland and Berkeley, CA


  • Photographic Archives
    Ekstrom Library
    University of Louisville
    Louisville, KY


  • Appalachian Portfolio (1959-1963): Photographs by Andrew Stern
    Tuska Center for Contemporary Art
    University of Kentucky

    Lexington, KY


  • Dartmouth Art Museum
    Hanover, NH



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