Hello there! My name is Kersh Branz.
I'm a San Francisco based photographer, artist, community organizer, and advocate for the queer community. I am a proud genderqueer butch dyke with over 12 years of industry experience. I started my photography career in New York City where I worked for GO Magazine and contributed to organizations like GLAAD, The WNBA NY Liberty, and many more.
I'm extremely proud to have worked with numerous organizations that support & empower artists, educators, women & the queer community. As a queer person & out community leader I care about creating authentic work that brings people together, changes lives, and helps promote future artists, leaders, and change makers.
You will see from the portfolios that I specialize in portraiture - specifically headshots, family portraits, events, and weddings. I'm available for custom creative projects, too. I'm outgoing, thoughtful, patient, and able to collaborate 1-on-1 or with a group for a project or a portrait. I've worked with both large and small organizations on every size budget. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if you have any questions.
My work has been featured in O! The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Magazine and many more. Full list of subjects & clients below.
Bank of San Francisco, Mother Coders, Lesbians Who Tech, Northern California Grantmakers, Youth Speaks, The San Francisco Opera, The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Family Equality Council, Néstle, MTV, OpenTable, Bloomspot.com, EaterSF, San Francisco Classical Voice, The Merola Opera Program, Silicon Valley Boys Choir, Opera Santa Barbara, Opera San Jose, West Bay Opera, Festival Opera, The Domestic Violence Consortium, Architecture for Humanity, Autodesk Gallery, The San Francisco Health Department HIV/AIDS Awareness Program, The GLAAD Media Awards, GO Magazine, The San Francisco Ballet, INSPIRARE Magazine, and many more.
O! The Oprah Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, A Bicycle Built for Two, Elixher Magazine, GO Magazine, 86 Magazine, SF Weekly, SF Examiner, Offshoot Magazine, INSPIRARE Magazine, Jeanne Magazine, and others.
Creating: The Pride & Joy Project and Queer Mamas*
I began my first independent portrait series in the fall of 2014 called The Pride & Joy Project. The Pride & Joy Project focuses on queer mothers* and their families and seeks to strengthen the community through the power of environmental portrait photography, group events, and social media. In 2016 The Pride & Joy Project inspired a facebook group called Queer Mamas* that now has over 17,000 queer parents from around the world.
- Glama-Rama Salon & Gallery presents The Pride & Joy Project: Portraits of Queer Motherhood*, August 5 - September 17th, 2017. SF, CA.
- The Oakland LGBTQ Community Center & The LGBTQ Perinatal Wellness Associates presents LGBTQ Family Portraits, October 2 - 31st, 2017. Oakland, CA.