Richard Koci Hernandez

Visiting Professor

Richard Koci Hernandez is an Associate Professor of Multimedia and Bloomberg Chair of Technology at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a pioneering innovator in journalism and multimedia. Hernandez has been practicing street photography for decades, favoring low-tech media such as pin-hole cameras, Holgas and more recently, the iPhone, to create images of urban landscapes and people on the move. His work for the San Jose Mercury News covering the Latino Diaspora and the California Youth Prison System earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations, 4 Emmy Nominations, and a National Emmy Award win for the multimedia project Uprooted.

Hernandez has spent his 20-year journalism career reporting in California and his work has appeared in Time, Wired, The New York Times, a National Geographic book and international magazines. He has taught multimedia workshops for Stanford University, National Press Photographers Association, The Southern Short Course, and National Association for Black and Hispanic Journalists, among many others.

More on his work can be found here: richardkocihernandez