076. Andrew Bernstein | The Story Behind NBA's Top Photographer

Season 7 | Episode 76
52m | Jan 29, 2024

What's the power behind a photograph in shaping our memories of sports icons? 

In episode 76, Andrew Bernstein, a legendary figure in the realm of sports photography shares his story of how he got to shoot stars like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan. Andrew, renowned for immortalizing some of the most iconic moments in NBA history, opens up on his 50 year career, from a young photography enthusiast to becoming the visual historian of basketball legends. 

Andrew, shares how his career has been intertwined with a commitment to giving back to the community. This is a behind-the-scenes of sporting greats, reflections on personal growth through mentorship, and the impact of sharing your victories with people and leaving a legacy. 

[00:00:00 - 00:07:15] How did Andrew start his career?

  • Andrew’s early passion for sports and photography.
  • How he started his career and the decisions he had to make. 
  • The defining moment that transitioned his dream into a career goal.
  • Importance of mentorship and perseverance in the photography industry.

[00:07:16 - 00:19:45] Shooting the Sports World

  • The journey from photographing high school sports to the NBA.
  • Building trust and relationships within the sports world.
  • Andrew’s perspective on capturing iconic sports moments.

[00:19:46 - 00:29:30] Beyond the Camera

  • Bernstein's commitment to giving back through various non-profits.
  • The role of mentorship in his career and its impact on upcoming photographers.
  • How personal experiences influenced his philanthropic efforts.

[00:29:31 - 00:52:41] The Art of Giving: Making a Lasting Impact

  • The inception and mission of the Legends of Sport platform.
  • Bernstein's vision of honoring and sustaining athletes' legacies.
  • The importance of community involvement in Bernstein's life.
  • How his philanthropic endeavors align with his professional values.

Tweetable Quotes:

"My photography has brought joy to people, and that to me is a gift." - Andrew Bernstein

"The greatest thing you can do in life is be of service because I think we're put here on this earth to help each other." - Andrew Bernstein

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