Mason Hershenow

Photographer, Lecturer

Sacramento, CA, USA
Mason Hershenow is a photographer, writer, and institutional critic working to highlight redundant and exclusionary systems in academic art and beyond.

Work Experience

It's No Sam Studios

Creative Director, Lead Editor

September 2020 - Sacramento, California, United States

San Jose State University

Teaching Associate

Creating and teaching an introductory digital photography course per university and program requirements.
August 2018 - May 2020 California, United States

Crocker Art Museum

Research and Education Intern

May 2019 - August 2019 Sacramento, California, United States


San Jose State University (CSU)

Master of Fine Art – Photography

Thesis: "A Collective Fever Dream" - digital mixed-media project documenting and exploring failures of the CSU system at institutional and personal levels during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August 2017 - December 2020 San José, California, United States

California State University, Sacramento

Bachelor of Art - Photography

August 2009 - January 2014 California, United States

California College Of The Arts

Specialization - Graphic Design

May 2021 - July 2021 California, United States


San Jose State University

Vernon Davis Scholarship


San Jose State University

Dierks-Morgan Scholarship


Sacramento State University

Best in Show for a Senior Portfolio, Photography



Adobe Bridge, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, Alternative Processes, Apple OS X, Bookbinding, Letterpress, Printmaking, Professional Printing, Traditional Darkroom Processes, Typesetting,