SOURCE: Andrew D. Bernstein Associates Photography, Inc.
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 27, 2012) - Having played an instrumental role in the creation of NBA Photos in 1986 and with 30 years of experience as the Senior Official NBA Photographer as well as team photographer for the LA Lakers, LA Kings, LA Clippers and LA Dodgers, Andrew D. Bernstein will be inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, as one of only two Jewish photographers to receive this national recognition, on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Suffolk Y JCC in Commack, NY.
The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum honors Jewish individuals who have distinguished themselves in the world of sports. Says Bernstein, "I am proud to foster my culture's Jewish identity through my career as a sports photographer."
Bernstein collaborated with former Lakers Head Coach Phil Jackson to create a photo documentary book, Journey to the Ring, he has photographed 30 years of NBA playoffs and 18 years of LA Kings playoffs, and he provided compelling coverage of U.S. Olympic Basketball including the 1992 Dream Team.
Previously, Bernstein was inducted into the California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and is among only four photographers with work permanently exhibited at The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
ABOUT ANDREW D. BERNSTEIN: Since 1983, Andrew D. Bernstein has photographed and developed a unique personal rapport with the world's leading professional athletes. Bernstein was involved in the creation of NBA Photos in 1986, which is recognized as the worldwide leader in licensing of NBA photography, and in the creation of the position of Official NBA Photographer in 1986 that he held until 2011. Bernstein's work frequently appears in Sports Illustrated, ESPN, The Sporting News, Time, Newsweek and more. He has covered every NBA Finals since 1982, as well as the 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic basketball teams. Bernstein's other recent projects include advertising campaigns featuring top athletes for Nike, Reebok, Adidas, Pepsi, Coca-Cola and Icy Hot. http://www.AndrewDBernsteinPhotography.com
ABOUT THE NATIONAL JEWISH SPORTS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM: The National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum is dedicated to honoring Jewish sports figures that have distinguished themselves in the field of sports. http://www.jewishsports.org/