Chris Pugh (b. 1971, Ukiah, Ca) is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Northern California. Pugh is focused on day-to-day news coverage and telling the stories of life in Mendocino County and 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 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. He is the founder of the Ukiah Photography Club where he served as club president from 2010-2017 and is a founding member of the Deep Valley Arts Collective.