Student Profiles

Student Profiles


Program Lead + Assistant Professor of Photography

Christopher Kern has been shooting and producing commercial photography projects since 2003.  He holds an MFA in Photography from the prestigious Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.  Along with his freelance photography work, he has been utilizing his MFA as a photo instructor since 2009.  His work has been featured in the industry by; PDN, CMYK, IPA, and the APA.  Photographically he is looking to create imagery that is – aspirational, yet attainable.  His true passion is for the people he encounters; either it be as a portrait subject, fellow creative, student or stranger.  While his commercial work has taken him all over the United States and Internationally – He calls Riverside home, where he lives with his wife Nikki and daughter Eva James.

M.F.A., Photography - Art for Commerce; Academy of Art University - San Francisco, California
B.S., Photo Communications; California State University Fullerton - Fullerton, California

Lecturer of Photography

Naturally, in college, Trever studies fine art and graphic design and when he finally picked up a camera, it made perfect sense.  Trever has spent the last half decade devoted solely to fashion and advertising photography, dreaming up concepts and ideas with his clients to produce images that say something.  With an understanding of fine art and obsession with great light, Trever produces distinctive images for discerning clients around the world.

B.A., Visual Arts, California Baptist University - Riverside, California

Visiting Lecturer of Photography

Tamara Cedré was born in Brooklyn, New York and was raised in South Florida. She studied at the University of Florida’s New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL where she received BFAs in Photography and Graphic Design. Shortly after, she was awarded a Joan Mitchell Foundation fellowship to study under Rineke Dijkstra at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. In 2013, Tamara completed her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art where her studio research explored photographic narrative as a socially engaged art practice. Her photographs and installations have been exhibited across the country and featured in publications on the web. Her recent work explores the colonial status of her family’s homeland of Puerto Rico, continuing those interests of testing photography as a personal, political tool of documentation. Tamara believes that reconciliation and compassion is the responsibility of the church, and gets excited about art projects that render that commitment visible.  Tamara lives in Redlands with her husband, Stephen, who teaches high school English.

M.F.A., Photography, Maryland Institute College of Art - Baltimore, Maryland
B.F.A., Photography, University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida
B.F.A., Graphic Design, University of Florida - Gainesville, Florida