Seattle, WA, USA
Nate Gowdy is a Seattle-based fine art documentary photographer who shoots everything, especially events and weddings. He’s known for his candid photoraphs and for the diversity of his subjects, from drag queens to the President. Always in his element when engaging people and mixing things up in social settings, he also enjoys applying his creative process to headshots and marketing campaigns. He's currently immersed in covering the 2016 presidential campaign.
Career highlights include being the only photographer in the room with President Obama and Vice President Biden during their visits to Seattle, featured as Vogue Italia's Photo of the Day twice, tweeted by RuPaul's Drag Race, included in the American Photography annual three times in the last four years, published in Photo District News' 2013 Photo Annual, commissioned for four billboard campaigns, exhibited in Paris, to the roof of the Space Needle, photographing famed chef Wolfgang Puck's son's wedding, and attending 2013's Eddie Adams Workshop, an annual gathering of the world's top 100 emerging photojournalists.
Having photographed hundreds of LGBTQ events since getting a camera at the start of 2011, he's in the early stages of a years-long book project featuring black-and-white images of Seattle's gay communities.
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