Andrew (André) Stern

Andrew (André) Stern born in Munich, Germany in 1931, worked as a documentary photographer in the late fifties and early sixties in New York and Washington, DC. After graduating from Dartmouth 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, then moved to Washington D.C. as a radio producer for the Voice of America. From there, he went to work for Howard K. Smith at ABC News. Then came work at early PBS. 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 in Berkeley.

In 1981, he produced "How Much Is Enough?: Decision Making in the Nuclear Age" which was filmed in the United States and Europe. It 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, precursor to the Sundance Film Festival. After retiring in 1994, Stern spent five years off and on in the former Soviet Union, working with young journalist and newly independent television stations. Then, after returning to Berkeley he worked on scanning and reprinting his past work, which can now be seen on this website. Stern continues to take photographs and travels widely. He currently lives and works in Berkeley.

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Mary Lou and Andy Stern Atacama Desert, Chile, 2007