Hello! I'm a photographer based in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Berkeley to be exact.

My archive includes sports, love, corporate, adventure... and my feet








I am proud to sponsored by Olympus as an Olympus Visionary.



As a freelancer with USA Today Sports, I regularly photograph all major sporting events including NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, and NCAA football and basketball. I have covered multiple championship events including the World Series, the NBA Finals, and the Super Bowl!

MLB: World Series - Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsMLB: World Series - Kansas City Royals at San Francisco GiantsOctober 26, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; USA TODAY Sports Images contract photographer Kelley L Cox after game five of the 2014 World Series baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park. NFL: Super Bowl 50-Carolina Panthers vs Denver BroncosNFL: Super Bowl 50-Carolina Panthers vs Denver BroncosFeb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; XXXX during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium. The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports   photo: Cary Edmonson

Recent Work for IMAGN

KLC fotos

I am the founding member and managing director of KLC fotos where I help facilitate the conversations between photographers and clients for a variety of USA national teams, collegiate athletic teams, corporate and non-profit organizations, and personal clients in the effort to serve clients and support photographers.

My Photographer Page - Prospective Photographers


My images have been published by: Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Fortune, USA Today, California Magazine, Swimming World, Business Sports Journal, among other print and digital publications.

  Sports Illustrated   New York Times


National Museum of the American IndianNational Museum of the American IndianBest in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics This is Bay Area JewryThis is Bay Area JewryOsher Marin
Los Altos
Congregation Beth El


I am honored to have had my work featured in national exhibits such as the Smithsonian Institute - National Museum of the American Indian exhibit "Best in the World: Native Athletes in the Olympics" and local exhibits such as Lehrhaus Judaica's Building Jewish Bridges "This is Bay Area Jewry" celebrating the diversity of interfaith families.


Interview with Golden Bear Kelley Cox Airport Roller Derby Rolling Camera Case with Kelley Cox

PetaPixel, SB Nation, Think Tank Photo, The Digital Story, have featured me on their platforms.

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I've presented at the Peter Read Miller Workshop, and regularly speak at camera stores through Olympus. My workshop topics include how to photograph sports, how to build a career in today's sports photography market. I've conducted workshops for a variety of groups including hobbyist photographers and camera reps.

Read About Upcoming and Past Workshops - More About Workshops


After using Olympus as a hobby camera for a year prior, when the E-M1 Mark II was introduced at the end of 2016, I made the switch to using Olympus full time for both my work and personal photography.

View my Gear Set - Read Gear Reviews



In some cases, I earn a small commission on links I post and/or participate in affiliate programs with companies I post about. I appreciate you using these links to help support my photography and the great companies that support photographers.

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Please use the links below to:

License an image I took for USA Today Sports

Work with me as a KLC fotos Photographer

Book me for an assignment

If none of those apply or you just want to say hi, please send me an email kelley{@}kelleylcox{dot}com