Personal Work:

“On the Air…” Warwick, NY. July 24, 2015.


Got to do a live segment this morning on local FM radio promoting the exhibit, “Travels”. The exhibit at the Green Light Galley in Cornwall on Hudson, NY runs through September 13th.  ~ cg. Yours truly during a live broadcast of “Greenwood Lake Radio” at WTBQ-FM in Warwick, NY on Friday July 24, 2015. I […]

“Travels” Photo Exhibit: July 13 – Sept. 13, 2015. Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY.


A selection of some of my longtime favorite images made all over the world are on display now thru Sept. 13th. at the Green Light Gallery in Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY. I will also be presenting a morning lecture at the gallery on the work and my experiences as a working photojournalist on international assignments and for […]

“Using Strobes in Location Lighting” @ Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY 10•July•15

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I’ll be speaking tonight at the Westchester Photographic Society​ meeting: 8PM in the auditorium of the Tech Building on the Valhalla Campus of the Westchester Community College (park in lot #11). Free & Open to the public. My talk entitled, “Using Strobes in Location Lighting” will include a slideshow and display of some of the […]



Touching the engraved words, “I Have A Dream” in the marble steps on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC on Wednesday, May 31, 2006. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the speech from this spot on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington and it’s words are considered the defining moment of the Civil […]

My POY (Pictures of the Year) for 2014. 31•Dec.•14


Wanted to finally get this slideshow posted before the year that is 2014 actually ends in a few hours. It goes without saying that it’s been some kind of year for local, national and international news, sports, feature and documentary photographers working all around the world and some of us right down the street in […]

“The Card…” (Delivered.) 25•Dec.•14

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This year’s card has already been delivered to an extensive mailing list. One may already be in your mailbox! In keeping with a long standing tradition, I was able to photograph a scene right here in the neighborhood last Saturday morning while working on the cards. (I was actually way behind in the production of […]

Justice for All Rally & March. Washington, DC. Saturday 12•13•14


Brought my “A – Game” to Washington, DC yesterday as I just knew that I needed to make the effort to finally get involved in documenting the ongoing demonstrations and struggle against police brutality here in the U.S. It was really good to run into a few old newspaper and agency colleagues in Freedom Plaza, […]

“Happy 239th. Birthday to All My Marines…!” 10•Nov.•14


The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. For every Marine that ever carried a rifle… ~cg. The United States Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon perform in front of the U. S. Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, VA on Saturday, September 21, 2013.  © Chet Gordon / THE IMAGE WORKS  

“Hudson Valley Honor Flight #6…” 18•Oct.•14


Accompanied my fourth Hudson Valley Honor Flight to Washington, DC, Arlington National Cemetery and the Iwo Jima / Marine Corps Memorial last Saturday. It was my third mission this year and the inaugural flight day from Westchester County Airport in White Plains, NY. You can view more images from the flight HERE over on the […]

“Hudson Valley Honor Flight #5…” 9•27•14


Worked again in Washington, DC & Arlington, VA last weekend documenting my third Hudson Valley Honor Flight (HVHF) from Stewart International Airport. You can view the main gallery from the trip over on the main site’s archive by clicking HERE. I will be adding more images from the day spent with nearly 100 WWII Veterans […]

September 11, 2001. “Now Thirteen Years On…”

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Reposting my words here again from three years ago on the tenth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. It’s now been thirteen years since the world witnessed events that would begin a drastic change in not only world events, but everyday policy… When I finally made it downtown to the site known […]

“Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

“Through A Lens Darkly…”  (A colleague had this posted on his blog.) Here’s a trailer for the documentary, and a review of the film in Time and interview with director Thomas Allen Harris on Democracy Now!   *How did I miss this film? All I can say is “Wow…!”   ~cg.

“Just Clearing My Head…” May 2014

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I occasionally find myself up at sunrise or even earlier. Really have to make the mental effort to sometimes just stop the car and make a (pretty) picture in the nice morning light. This is particularly true when the fog is coming off the lake here. Here are two edited versions of an image I […]

“How to get yourself noticed as a professional photographer…”

Came across this piece by commercial photographer Karl Taylor. He hits a lot of ‘home runs’ in this video:

“Arlington…” April 26, 2014


An inspecting officer (right) with the United States Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment Honor Guard or “Old Guard” inspects the rifle of a sentry during a changing of the guard ceremony at the Tomb of he Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA on Saturday, April 26, 2014.  © Spent the day working for […]



#54. “It’s been some ride so far for the kid from Newark, NJ who dreamed of playing the outfield for the Yankees, or power forward for the NY Knicks, but went on instead to serve as a U.S. Marine, and continued roaming the world for non-profit clients and personal projects the last 20+ years or […]

“A trip to the City always results in good pictures…” April 2014


Made my way into midtown Manhattan yesterday, mainly on the continual job hunt to drop off promotional materials with editors and the ever present quick stop into B&H Photo. Found my way into Times Square and managed to make a few decent images. It’s never been hard to make pictures in New York. If it […]

“Re-Branding, Web Updates, & Self-Promotion. (Returning to) The Business of Freelancing…” March 2014


New promotional postcards featuring my travel imagery with the dummy paper mockups (lower left & right), and a few mini-business cards (upper left) on Friday, March 7, 2014. About a gazillion years ago when I left the military with shoeboxes full of those rectangular trademark yellow cardboard transparency boxes, negative pages and sleeves of my […]

*”Beta Testing a New Image Site…” March 1, 2014.

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I have researched and am currently testing a new site to host and display my work more efficiently. There is a need for clients, and probably just as important – potential new clients to easily view my portfolio and archived images as searchable category thumbnails and large slideshows without having to search through posts, links […]

*”(Going) Old School…” Upcoming Exhibition & Master Class in Middletown, NY.

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“A Photographer’s Life.”  On Monday evening, February 17th., on the campus of SUNY ORANGE in Middletown, NY, I will give a presentation spanning the last 20+ years of my career, as well as a formal exhibition of the work. I’ve been thinking the last few days about how to organize and edit down this slideshow […]

“Tè Tremblé…” Remembering the Earthquake in Haiti. 4 Years Ago ~ Today. 12•Jan.•10

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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 fourth anniversary of the […]

Haitian photojournalist Daniel Morel awarded $1.22 million after AFP & Getty Images found liable for willful copyright infringement of his 2010 earthquake images. 22•Nov.•13

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My friend & colleague Daniel Morel of Haiti wins his copyright infringement case against picture agencies AFP & Getty Images in US Federal Court in Manhattan. Read more about the case & verdict: HERE. Photojournalist Daniel Morel (2nd. from left) with his legal team (L – R): lead attorney Joseph Baio, Morel, and attorneys Phyllis […]

“Back Out There…” Nov. 2013


It’s been a little more than two weeks since “The Turk” delivered the abrupt news that I’d be out of a job, along with three other staff photographers, and three longtime editors at the newspaper I’d worked at for nearly 7 years here in New York. Ironically, that’s more time on staff at this paper […]

“Happy 238th. Birthday, My Marines…!” 10•Nov.•13

"F" Battery. 2nd. Battalion / 12th. Marines. Okinawa, Japan. 1986.

“F” Battery. 2nd. Battalion / 12th. Marines. 3rd. Marine Division. Okinawa, Japan. (circa 1986). *Yours truly standing @ second row – second from right. M-198 Howitzer F 2/12 Battery, Fire Direction Controllman. (0844) “Semper fi.”   -cg. With Marine Sergeant Major Gerald Saunders (left) at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in Parris Island, SC  on Wednesday, […]