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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
“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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
I will be giving a lecture / slideshow on my sports photography at SUNY Albany, NY on Thursday evening, October 24th. Always a good opportunity to share my experiences with aspiring photographers, colleagues, and view the work on a large screen with a room full of strangers. I’ll also be schlepping up some of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’ve been invited again to speak at a dinner meeting of the Hudson Valley Professional Photographers Society of NY (HVPPSNY) tonight in Newburgh, NY. Click HERE to access their site and newsletter. Looking forward to seeing some old friends and colleagues in the business, and making some new ones. Should be a fun night and […]
Here’s a brief slideshow from my week at MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot) in March. ~cg.
“March Madness… Hoops du Jour… Bring Your a-Game… Game-Face… I (Still) Love This Game…” March 1 – 3, 2013.
Kingston head coach Ron Kelder (left) embraces starting guard Justin Robinson (#12) late in the fourth quarter of their Section 9 Boys Class AA Championship game against FDR at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY on Sunday, March 3, 2013. Robinson had 13 points as Kingston defeated FDR 80 – 52. © CHET GORDON/Times […]
Began my sixth season covering Army Football on the 15th. Here’s the best of my take from the game & afterwards… (click the four-way arrow icon below the player at lower right to view the images in full screen mode and read the captions.) ~cg.
One of the lead images from the overnight of March 7, 2012 earned me a first place in the NPPA’s (National Press Photographer’s Association) Monthly News Clip Contest for March. Amazing that I’m probably going to remember that date, as it’s the late night, and subsequent following two days’ coverage of the fatal shooting of a […]
ASUNCION, PARAGUAY. Toddler known to be infected with congenital syphilis, peers into the entrance of the Asociacion Cultural Justicia y Verdad (Association of Cultural Justice and Truth) on Friday, March 10, 2006 in Asuncion, Paraguay. The shelter is run out of a renovated auto garage, where volunteers provide showers, administer health care, simple meals, and […]
“Hoop Dreams Shattered in a Game of Inches Played 200 Miles from Home…” My thoughts on covering the New York State HS Basketball Championship Tournament last weekend, March 15 – 17, 2012. Finally getting around to recapping my weekend (albeit shortened) up in Glens Falls, NY for the state basketball championship tournament. We had two […]
“Sometimes my heart doesn’t quite believe where my eyes have taken me….” From the first call from our reporter late Wednesday night, to the literally out of control press conference at City Hall on Friday morning – things have been sort of a blur for me the last few days working this story here in […]
(2) – During my lecture last night for the Hudson Valley Professional Photographer’s Society at the Hilton Garden Inn in Newburgh, NY on Wednesday, February 15, 2012. (Photograph by Peter Salo)
“Winter in America.” It’s been a week since musician Gil Scott-Heron has passed away at 62. Heron was certainly much more than a poet and songwriter whose infectious tunes just had a way of staying with you, even after nearly 30 years. He liked to call himself a “bluesologist” and I’d heard in one interview […]
There’s still something sweet about arriving early to a venue, knowing you’re there working a big game, no matter what the sport. Throw in some of these newer stadiums and arenas where even local high school games are contested nowadays, and when weather conditions are favorable – it’s just about nirvana for me. I’ve written […]
“Newburgh has put a lot of young men in coffins lately. But no little boys. Not until now.”…Marc Anthony Bookal was laid to rest Saturday, 131 days after he disappeared from his mother’s home on Benkard Avenue. His body was found inside a bookbag last month, and an autopsy revealed Marc’s death was a homicide. […]
“…Baby, I’m from New York… Concrete jungle where dreams are made of, There’s nothing you can’t do, Now you’re in New York…” -Alicia Keys. NFA vs. Middletown. Kingston vs. Minisink. Mix in the possibility of a Newburgh – Mount Vernon rematch in the NY State Quarterfinals at West Point’s Chrystl Arena in mid-March. What a […]