“Back at West Point..” 18•Feb•15


Had a wonderful assignment last week for the NY Daily News to work again at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY. (So many fond memories for me covering events the last ten years or so there on post). The upcoming story is a feature piece on their top player and leading scorer […]

“Another Cover…” Westchester Magazine. January 2015


Meant to post this earlier. My image on the January issue of Westchester Magazine, where I was their first photo editor & staff photographer last year:

“Tè Tremblé…” Remembering the Earthquake in Haiti. 5 Years Ago ~ Today. 12•Jan.•10

Haiti Quake 2010--10

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI. Interior of the collapsed National Cathedral in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Archbishop Serge Miot was killed when the 18th. century cathedral was destroyed in the massive 7.0 earthquake on January 12th., killing upwards of 300,000 people. © Chet Gordon / THE IMAGE WORKS Today is the fifth anniversary of the […]

“Back on Point…” West Point, NY. 24•Nov.•14

Dion Hart, Army swimmer.

Army cadet Dion Hart photographed in Crandall Pool at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Monday, November 24, 2014. Hart, 22, of Phoenix, AZ, is a senior on the Army swim team who was born to a 14-year-old mother and endured every possible hardship, including surviving homelessness, living in crack houses, […]

*Westchester Magazine – Cover. October 2014


My first cover on Westchester Magazine. I know the month is almost over, but I just came up with the .pdf file of the cover page…  ~cg.

Recent Work. April – June, 2014.


The new job, and a few trips into New York. Here’s a brief look at what’s caught my attention the past 2 months or so…  ~cg.

*”Let’s Talk Food…” (Photography)


During a recent conversation with a colleague, the subject of food photography, tabletop and other small location lighting situations came up. I thought immediately of the need to highlight some of my food work here, as well as adding a gallery over on the new website: Food. Here are a few favorites.  ~cg.

Pete Seeger. 1919 – 2014


I’ve photographed folk singer and renowned activist Pete Seeger throughout my career here in New York. Seeger died Monday at the age of 94.  Here’s a brief look at some of those recent images & The New York Times’ story on Pete’s life HERE.   ~cg.

*My 2013 POY. (Pictures of the Year)


Where does the time go? Even though my tenure as a staff photographer at the newspaper was abruptly cut short in November due to layoffs that eliminated our entire photo staff, it was still a very gratifying year for making images. Boarded a few airplanes for out of town personal assignments, utilized remote cameras, strobes, […]

*(My) Army – Navy Football. 2007 – 2010


Today is the 114th. Army – Navy Game at Lincoln Financial Field down in Philadelphia. Although I won’t be covering this year’s annual game, I wanted to look back and share some of my favorite images from the four consecutive games I’d covered between 2007 – 2010. I’ve covered numerous NCAA Division I sports at […]

Recent Video Work:


In today’s multimedia work environment,  publications and clients operate on a 24-hour news cycle, each with their own blogs, websites, Twitter feeds & FaceBook pages that continually need images and video. Editors and potential clients need to see that a photojournalist can produce & edit video. Here’s a sampling of some of my video work […]

“Army – Stanford Football” 14•Sept.•13


Army players reach to touch the plaque bearing a quote from General George Marshall on the field prior to their game against Stanford in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, September 14, 2013. The plaque reads, “I want An Officer For A Secret And Dangerous Mission. I […]

*”Winners…” August 2013

Goshen shortstop Tyler Eisenbacher (#2) dives but is unable to stop a base hit by Burke batter Stephen Cushing during their Boys Varsity baseball game against Burke in Goshen, NY on Tuesday, May 14, 2013.  CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record

A sports photograph of mine that I’d made back in the Spring while covering a high school baseball game was just awarded a second place in the New York State AP (Associated Press) contest for 2012 – 2013. An award like this always means an awful lot, especially since my image was judged against other […]

“Ten Years Ago – Today…” New York, NY. 14•Aug.•03


Hard to believe it’s been ten years on, since the NorthEast and parts of 11 states in total, if memory serves (as I’m not looking to search the web entirely for all the particulars just now) were crippled by a major blackout, caused by a tree falling onto power lines somewhere in Ohio. That damage […]

More from the “You Don’t See This Everyday File…” 2•Aug.•13


It’s sometimes hard to put into words when an overall scene just blows you away. These from a big commemoration in a Hasidic cemetery not far from my home. I could’ve probably stayed there for hours, waiting for the light to change, and wondered if I could’ve finally have gotten inside the mausoleum. I was […]

“Let’s Talk Army Football…” July / August 2013


  Hey, It’s the middle of the summer already, so what better time to start thinking, talking, and actually going to the stadium & practice facility to begin yet another season (my 7th.) of covering Army Football…? Here’s a quick take on my last two days of work at the United States Military Academy in […]

“This Job Is Never Easy…” (Part II) 30•July•13


NY State Trooper Winston Ivelaw Martindale, Jr.’s Stetson rests atop his coffin during his burial at the Orange County Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Goshen, NY on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Martindale is the Trooper assigned to Troop F in Middletown who died unexpectedly on July 24th. from injuries he sustained after responding to a small […]

“This Job Is Never Easy…” 24•July•13

Sandria Lawrence pauses her father's apartment destroyed by fire at New Windsor Gardens apartment in New Windsor, NY on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. A kitchen fire in the apartment displaced eight families and injured three firefighters in the Monday afterno

A woman pauses in her father’s apartment destroyed by fire at New Windsor Gardens apartment in New Windsor, NY on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. A kitchen fire in the apartment displaced eight families and injured three firefighters in the Monday afternoon blaze.  © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record One of the many aspects I truly love about […]

“Sometimes You Just Have To Get Wet…” July 2013


A young woman keeps cool in her backyard pool in Blooming Grove, NY on Thursday, July 18, 2013. Temperatures continued to reach into the mid-90’s, as a mid-summer heatwave lingers throughout the East Coast.   © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record (2) During last week’s heatwave that broiled the East Coast of the U.S., photographers at my newspaper […]

“When the Best Photo Doesn’t Make the Paper. (Again)…” 12•July•13


This image from a Ramadan prayer yesterday in Newburgh, NY had to be seen in more places than just my paper’s website and my Instagram feed…  ~cg. A man prays with his 4 year-old son during a Ramadan service at the Masjid Al-Ikhlas in Newburgh, NY on Friday, July 12, 2012. Ramadan is the ninth […]

“More with the GoPro Hero3 camera…” July 2013


Tried a couple of quick feature images yesterday with the GoPro Hero3 camera at the opening of the public pool in Newburgh, NY. It wasn’t quite a full-sun day, so the water isn’t as clear as I’d like and the colors didn’t pop as much as in previous work outdoors with the camera. I am […]

“Seeing things just a little differently…” June 2013

Ashley Wade of Goshen High School walks back to her sear after receiving her diploma during their 125th. Annual Commencement at the Goshen Historic Harness Track in Goshen, NY on Saturday, June 22, 2013.  CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record

Stretching it a bit and working to see things a little differently. A few favorites from the last week or so…  ~cg. A man photographed in New Paltz, NY on Thursday, June 20, 2013. He prefers to live off the grid of corporate snooping, facial recognition and the like. He doesn’t own a computer, have […]

“You Don’t See This Everyday…” 1•June•13


A couple leap together over a burning fire obstacle during the Reebok Spartan Race at the Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center in Tuxedo , NY on Saturday, June 1, 2013.  © CHET GORDON/Times Herald-Record       Got the assignment to photograph the Reebok Spartan Race, taking place at a small ski resort near my home. […]

West Point Graduation. 25•May•13 *(My 7th…)


Newly commissioned 2nd. Lieutenants react after the traditional “hat toss” during the 2013 Army Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony in Michie Stadium at the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY on Saturday, May 25, 2013. The Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel delivered the graduation address as 1,007 cadets were commissioned as 2nd. Lieutenants in […]