Chris Pugh (b. 1971, Ukiah, Ca) is an award-winning documentary photographer from Ukiah, California. He is a member of the Partial Arts photography collective, founder of the Ukiah Photography Club, and staff photographer at the Ukiah Daily Journal.
With a focus on rural architecture, abandoned buildings, and forgotten subjects, Pugh pays tribute to the history of life in America through the lens of his camera.
Pugh is a fan of William Eggleston, Charles Bukowski, and anything touched by Jack White. He collects photo books, vinyl records, and is a lover of fountain pens and moleskin notebooks.
Outside of photography, 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.
Feature Shoot - 2018
The Ukiah Daily Journal - 2015-Present
The Print Swap - 2017
The Cannafornian - 2017-Present
Partial Arts Issue 1 - 2016
7x7 Bay Area - 2016
Vice TV - Weediquette | Pot Powowow - 2016
Al Jazeera America - Tribal Raids - 2015
Land of the Lost - Hopland Tap - 2019
Ukiah Photography Club Group Show - Corner Gallery - 2017
On the Job - Solo Show - First Friday - 2016
Partial Arts Group Show - Seeing Things Gallery - 2016
Ukiah Photography Club Group Show - Corner Gallery - 2016
Ukiah Photography Club Group Show - Corner Gallery - 2015
The Redwood View - Solo Show - First Friday - 2014
Ukiah Photography Club Group Show - Barra Winery - 2014
Ukiah Photography Club Group Show - Corner Gallery - 2013
You Had to Be There - Solo Show - Corner Gallery - 2013
To Be Seen - Solo Show - Ukiah Players Theater - 2012
Juror - Ten - Corner Gallery -2019
Juror - 5k - Corner Gallery - 2018
Finalist - CNPA Better Newspaper Awards - 2018
Juror - In the Zone - Corner Gallery - 2017
Print Swap Selection Winner - Feature Shoot - October 2017
First Place Award - CNPA Better Newspaper Awards - 2017
Honorable Mention - CNPA Better Newspaper Awards - 2017
First Place Award - CNPA Better Newspaper Awards - 2016
Feature Writer - Ukiah Daily Journal - 2016-Present
Juror - Perspectives - Corner Gallery - 2016
Chief Photographer - Ukiah Daily Journal - 2015-Present
Producer - Field Notes Photography Podcast - 2015-2016
First Place Award - Western Association Achievements Awards - 2014
Pugh's work is also been published in the the Willits News, the Fort Bragg Advocate, the Mendocino Beacon, Lake County Record Bee, the Napa Valley Register, and the Press Democrat.