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Chris Pugh (b. 1971, Ukiah, Ca) is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Northern California whose work is published in newspapers throughout the world, both in online and print media. Pugh is focused on day-to-day news coverage and telling the stories of life in Mendocino County. The photographs that he makes are diverse in nature. On any given day he could be taking pictures of a young lady getting her nose pierced, a gathering of LGBT friends at the local watering hole, or working a story about a celebration at a local Buddhist temple.

Pugh is the founder of the Ukiah Photography Club where he served as club president from 2010 until the summer of 2017. He has taught photography in and around the Ukiah area for many years and has photographed for organizations such as The Special Olympics of Northern California, Mendo Mayhem Roller Derby, and the Ukiah Chamber of Commerce.

Pugh is known for his love of loose leaf tea, locally brewed craft beer, 80's heavy metal music, and his fondness for useless trivia knowledge.

Exhibitions

Upcoming

  • Deep Valley Arts Collective Group Show (Nov.)

2017

  • Ukiah Photography Club - Corner Gallery - Ukiah, Calif.

2016

  • Partial Arts - Seeing Things Gallery - San Jose, Calif.
  • On the Job - First Friday - Ukiah, Calif.
  • Ukiah Photography Club - Corner Gallery - Ukiah, Calif.

2015

  • Ukiah Photography Club - Corner Gallery - Ukiah, Calif.
  • Emulsion - First Friday - Ukiah, Calif.

2014

  • Ukiah Photography Club - Barra Winery - Redwood Valley, Calif.
  • Ukiah Photography Club - First Friday - Ukiah, Calif.
  • Ukiah Photography Club - Barra Winery - Redwood Valley, Calif.

2013

  • Ukiah Photography Club - First Friday - Ukiah, Calif.
  • You Had to Be There - First Friday - Ukiah, Calif.

2012

  • To Be Seen - Ukiah Players Theater - Ukiah, Calif.

Experience

2017

  • First Place Award - CNPA 2016 Better Newspaper Awards
  • Honorable Mention - CNPA 2016 Better Newspaper Awards
  • Juror - In the Zone - Corner Gallery - Ukiah, Calif.
  • Founding Member - Deep Valley Arts Collective

2016

  • Vice TV - Weediquette - Pot Powwow
  • First Place Award - CNPA 2015 Better Newspaper Awards
  • Juror - Perspectives - Corner Gallery - Ukiah, Calif.

2015

  • Al Jazeera America - Tribal Raids
  • Chief Photographer - Ukiah Daily Journal

2014

  • First Place Award - Western Association Achievements Awards