San Francisco Event Photographer, Scott Chernis Photography Announces He Covered the 2011 APEC Leaders’ Week

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The U.S. Department of State commissioned San Francisco-based photographer Scott Chernis to cover the 2011 APEC Leaders’ Week in Honolulu.

Scott Chernis was assigned as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal photographer during her three days at APEC.

Scott proved to be a valuable member of the APEC team

The U.S. Department of State enlisted the San Francisco event photographer, of Scott Chernis Photography to be the official photographer in 2011 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week in Honolulu, Hawaii, held from Nov. 8 to 13, 2011. The task has further established Chernis, a professional photographer based in San Francisco, as a nationally recognized figure in event photography.

“Scott proved to be a valuable member of the APEC team,” said Medora Brown of the U.S. Department of State. “He captured every shot requested precisely and artfully, even when doing so required creative solutions. He worked efficiently, ensuring the pictures would remain relevant in a 24-hour news cycle.”

APEC is the foremost intercontinental economic organization in the Asia-Pacific region. It was founded in 1989 by 12 economies, including that of the U.S., to cultivate growth and prosperity for member countries through economic cooperation in trade and investments. The U.S. hosted the annual APEC meeting, which convenes 21 international economies to date, for the first time since 1993.

The San Francisco professional photographer, of Scott Chernis Photography covered the event, and the photographs have been widely used and distributed in media releases throughout the world. Chernis was also assigned as Secretary of State Hilary Clinton’s personal photographer during her three-day participation in APEC, documenting her numerous meetings with dignitaries and world leaders, and her many speeches and appearances. Chernis also covered President Barack Obama’s two-day visit and was mainly responsible for providing the U.S. Government with images of the historical event for archive.

Scott Chernis Photography has worked with various clients ranging from restaurants and chefs, record labels and artists, and Fortune 500 companies and CEOs.

For more information about Scott Chernis Photography’s services, call 415-290-2363 or view his gallery at

About Scott Chernis Photography

San Francisco professional photographer Scott Chernis specializes in food, jazz and performance, and event photography. He chiefly serves the Bay Area. Chernis’ career in photography started in New Orleans as a student at Tulane University. To this day, he continues to travel back home to the Crescent City to capture the abundant musical traditions of New Orleans.


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