Los Angeles based photographer Ken Locker has had a diverse career in photography, documentary films, television and digital media. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University he began his formal pursuit of photography as a student of Minor White at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies. He continued his fine  art work in New York and London, exhibiting in several group shows. Additionally,  he worked in fashion, editorial and portrait photography. His work, as an independent photographer, appeared in many publications.

He  then became a documentary director/cinematographer/producer winning a number of awards, including an Academy Award nomination for the feature length film “Backstage at the Kirov” (1982). He then moved into the mainstream of the television  industry as a producer and executive and was involved in varying capacities on  more than two dozen movies and mini series including “Lonesome Dove” and “The Josephine Baker Story”. The productions, on which he worked, earned 18 Emmy awards. In the late 90s he moved into the, then nascent, digital media industry where he held senior positions at MGM, Comedy Central and several start up ventures.

In 2010 he returned to photography full time. His recent  work has included author portraits for Simon & Shuster, The New York Times and a number of smaller publishers, as well as editorial assignments for various print and online publications. His photographs are in private collections in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Washington, D.C. and Toronto.

Selected Exhibitions/Awards

2018     Der Greif Exhibition,(Copenhagen) Group Show

2018    American Photographic Artists, "Off the Clock"  (Santa   Monica, CA) Winner

2018     Duncan Miller Gallery (Santa Monica,CA) Group show

2017     Couturier Gallery (Los Angeles,CA)  Solo Show

2017     Fusion Art (Palm Springs, CA) Finalist

1977     Ferens Art Gallery (London) –Solo Show

1976     Hull Museum of Art (UK) – 2 Man Show

1976     Continuum Gallery (London) –Group Show

1975     Center for Advanced VisualStudies, MIT – Group Show

1972     Baltimore Museum of Art – Group show

1972     Johns Hopkins University –Group Show

Selected  Publications/Clients

The Atlantic

NY Times

Simon & Shuster

The Guardian

The Wrap

Hollywood Reporter

LA Home

The Glamour Project

Realize Magazine


Interview Magazine

East Village Other

Lincoln Center

Selected  TV/Documentary/Digital Media Awards

Cine Golden Eagle - 1982-86 (11 awards for industrial films)

CableACE awards - 1982 - 83  (The Tchaikovsky Competition, Backstage at the Kirov)

Academy Award Nomination – 1982-Feature Length Documentary -  Backstage at the Kirov

BAFTA Award 1984 for feature length documentary (for To the Ends of the Earth)

Emmy Awards 1988 -96 (18 awards as a producer, executive producer & executive)(Productions include: Lonesome Dove, The Josephine Baker Story, Chernobyl: The Final Warning, Scarlett, Incident in a Small Town, Mrs. Lambert Remembers Love, An American Story)

Environmental Media Award  - 1992 (Chernobyl:The Final Warning)

Gemini Awards 2004 (Canada) – multiple Children’s programming

Canadian Screen Award 2005 – Cross platform programming

Bell New Media Fund 2006 (Canada)  - Children’s digital media



Represented by
Couturier Gallery
166 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 933-5557


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