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Gordon picked up a camera in the mid-seventies, immediately fell in love with the medium, and has been making photographs ever since. His images have attracted much attention over the years and he’s received a number of grants and awards including a grant from the Eastman Kodak Company and a Visual Arts Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Gordon’s photos have appeared in national newspapers such as The Washington Post, New York Newsday, and the Philadelphia Inquirer, and in magazines including Photographer’s Forum, San Francisco Camerawork, Art Matters, and Camera Arts Magazine. His work has also been featured by publications in Europe, Asia and South America.

Gordon’s photos can be found in many museums and private collections and his work has been widely exhibited, both in the United States and in Europe. His imagery is included in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Library of Congress, as well as museums in France, Belgium, Poland and The Netherlands.

Trained as a documentary photographer, Gordon is adept at capturing the emotions of the moment & his distinctive blend of candid and formal portraiture creates imagery which will be treasured for a lifetime. Gordon has documented hundreds of events during his career and his approach to wedding photography is both simple and direct. His philosophy is this: “To be attentive to his client’s needs, to blend in with the tenor of their wedding day in an unobtrusive and productive manner, and to transform the day’s visual possibilities into a definitive set of photographs which combine fine art sensibilities with the excitement of creative photojournalism”.

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GRANTS RECEIVED:
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship
Eastman Kodak Company, Materials Grant

WORK IS INCLUDED IN THE FOLLOWING COLLECTIONS:
National Museum of American History (Smithsonian), Washington, DCHarry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona at Tucson
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Lehigh University Museum, Bethlehem, PA
Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
The Reader’s Digest Association, Pleasantville, NY
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France
Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
Collection Hartkamp, Amerongen, The Netherlands
Centre Régional de la Photographie, Nord Pas-de-Calais, France
Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland

WORK HAS BEEN REVIEWED BY AND/OR FEATURED IN:
The Washington Post ; New York Newsday ; The Philadelphia Inquirer ; Photo Metro
San Francisco Camerawork ; Philadelphia City Paper ; Camera Arts Magazine ; Art Matters ; The Photo Review ; Photographer’s Forum Magazine ; Focus (Holland) ; Camera Austria ;
Foto (Holland) ; Revista Extra Camera (Venezuela)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Canon Image Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ~ Galerie Vitamin, Arles, France
The Harbourfront Center, Toronto, Ontario ~ International Fototage, Herten, Germany
Galerie Image, Arhus, Denmark ~ Centro Colombo Americano, Medellin, Colombia
Focal Point Gallery, City Island, NY ~ San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR ~ Lehigh University Art Galleries, Bethlehem, Pa
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA ~ ONE9ZERO6 Gallery, Austin, TX
Walnut Street Gallery, Perkasie, PA ~ Pittsburgh Filmmakers Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
Harrisburg Community College, Harrisburg, PA ~ Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia Print Club, Philadelphia, PA ~ The Booktrader Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL ~ The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR ~ Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY
The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT ~ Vision Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Larson Gallery Guild, Yakima, WA ~ Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Portland State University, Portland, OR ~ Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX
Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbbock, TX ~ Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT ~ School of Art, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD ~ The Long Island Arts Council, Freeport, NY
Millersville University, Millersville, PA ~ Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Spectrum Gallery, Rochester, NY ~ The Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA
Arlington Art Center, Arlington, VA ~ Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA ~ Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA
Silver Eye Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA ~ Bucks County Community College, Newtown, PA
Westinghouse Corporate Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA ~ The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA