Lecturer & Camera Magician
Mark McKenna teaches Photojournalism, Advanced Photojournalism and Introduction to Journalism Tools courses at Humboldt State. He is the owner of Eureka-based MMPhotographic.
His interest in photography kindled when he completed the photography merit badge in Boy Scouts and got his first taste of the darkroom.
In high school, McKenna joined the staff of the Eureka High School newspaper The Redwood Bark as a way to photograph bands and get into shows for free. At that time he got his first SLR, a Pentax K1000, which he still owns.
McKenna graduated San Francisco State University in 2000 with a journalism degree. He has freelanced for the San Francisco Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, The San Mateo Daily Times and several websites no longer in existence. He now freelances for Humboldt area and national media outlets and owns a graphic design studio in Old Town Eureka.