Kevyn Fairchild is an accomplished producer, photographer, and lecturer who approaches his work with a nod to history and a drive for inclusive innovation.
During his time at the Producers Guild of America, he oversaw digital media production for the PGA East as well as at the annual Produced By: New York conference. He launched and hosted the Produced By Podcast where he had the opportunity to talk about producing with guests including J. Miles Dale (The Shape of Water), Amy Pascal (The Post), Hutch Parker (Logan), Mark Johnson (Downsizing), Nina Kostroff Noble (The Deuce), Gigi Pritzker (Genius), Joe Berlinger (Intent to Destroy), William Horberg (The Promise), Peter Saraf (Loving), and Sarah Green (Loving).
Defining himself as an observational photographer, Kevyn’s photographs capture natural—but specific—moments in time and space with little to no interaction with the subject of his work. Rarely working in series, he chooses instead to create a body of work unified by his desire to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. His post-production philosophy is one where he tries to bring out the best elements of an image, while still staying true to the nature of the subject as captured by each of his camera’s unique optics. To him, the image is made in the camera and simply tuned in post.
In August of 2019, he will mount his first solo exhibition New York: The First Ten Years a show that is made possible in part by a DCA Premier Grant from Staten Island Arts, with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
In addition to working with the Yonkers Film Festival as the Festival Producer, Kevyn also leads a lecture series on topics related to the history, aesthetic, and business of the film industry at the festival’s year-round home the Digital Media Arts Center in Yonkers, New York.
He has a Bachelor’s in Film Studies from the University of Colorado Denver, and a Master’s in Media Studies from the New School and currently lives in Staten Island, New York with his husband Ben and their cat Gemma Grace.