NYC, NY, United States
Glenna Gordon is a documentary photographer and photojournalist working in Africa and elsewhere. She’s crashed dozens of Nigerian weddings, sought out and photographed traces of the 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, met many of the released Western hostages kidnapped by ISIS and Al Qaeda, and learned about Muslim women who write romance novelists in the Sahel, just south of the Sahara Desert.
Her work has won many awards including a World Press, LensCulture’s grand prize for visual storytelling, PX3 first prize in portraiture, PDN winner for personal project, and awards from Magenta Flash Forward, Communication Arts, American Photo, and others.
She has been commissioned by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, Le Monde, and others. Her images have been included in group shows in galleries, projections, containers and museums in New York, Washington DC, Nigeria, London, and elsewhere. She is also an adjunct professor in the Milano School of International Affairs at the New School in New York.