Bradley Allen

Bradley at Point Lobos Hi, I’m Bradley, a photographer, website developer, and jam maker living in Santa Cruz, California.

On BradleyAllen.net I share my photography and writing about social justice, community, and the environment. My photos have been used by organizations and social movements in the U.S. and beyond.

As an undergraduate, I studied agroecology and globalization, and co-founded the Student Environmental Center at UC Santa Cruz, which has become an institution within the university. After receiving a degree in Environmental Studies, I earned a Masters at UCSC in Social Documentation, with an emphasis on photography and website development.

While documenting the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I crossed paths with WordPress, and we’ve been together since. WordPress is free publishing software which is fun to use and supported by a wonderful community of passionate contributors.

I enjoy building websites, including CopperPanJams.com and elenemigocomun.net, a bilingual site for sharing news and analysis from social movements in Mexico. When not behind a camera or computer, I like riding my bicycle and being in nature.