Chris Burkard


Chris Burkard was born in San Luis Obispo, California, United States on March 12th, 1986 and is the Photographer. At the age of 37, Chris Burkard biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
March 12, 1986
United States
Place of Birth
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
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Chris Burkard Career


Burkard began as a freelance photographer on both editorial and commercial assignments, as well as having work published on over 35 national and international covers of magazines including Surfer Magazine (both print and digital). National Geographic Adventure

Burkard was employed as a project photographer by Patagonia, Inc. beginning in 2009. Burkard also runs a full service studio in Grover Beach, California, that also shoots commercial and editorial content. Burkard has appeared on TED.

Burkard worked at Transworld Surf magazine for four months before being assistant photo editor in 2006. Burkard began as the senior staff photographer at Surfline, a worldwide surf forecasting and content website based in California, in 2008. He was also a senior staff photographer at Water Magazine before his departure in 2010. Burkard was first hired at Surfer Magazine in 2010. He currently works as a senior staff photographer as of May 2013.


Chris Burkard Awards


  • Morro Bay Art Society Award 2005.
  • Follow the Light Foundation Flame Grant Winner 2006, commemorating long-time Photo Editor for Surfing Magazine, Larry "Flame" Moore, who died one year prior. Burkard was able to fund a six-month surfing trip along the California coast, which was later published as "The California Surf Project" by Chronicle Books.
  • Red Bull Illume: Illumination and Overall Image Quest Winner 2010 – The work of the finalists is exhibited in a worldwide tour before revealing the winners in a final grand ceremony
  • The World Open of Photography 2nd Place Open Winner 2012 – An international photography competition spanning multiple categories, The World Open of Photography named Burkard the 2nd Place Open Category Winner
  • Red Bull Illume: Category Finalist (Spirit) 2013 – In August 2013 Burkard was a finalist in the Red Bull Illume "Spirit" category.
  • Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown April 2013 – As part of the World Ski & Snowboard Festival held in Whistler, British Columbia, Burkard was granted the People's Choice Award in the action sports photography competition.
  • PMDA Visionary Photographer Award, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV.
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