Nate Gowdy is a Seattle-based fine art documentary photographer known for capturing candid moments and for the diversity of his subjects, from drag queens to U.S. presidents. Always in his element engaging people and mixing things up, he enjoys applying his creative process to events, weddings, headshots and portraits, real estate, and commercial marketing campaigns. He documented the spectacle of the 2016 presidential campaign, traveling to 16 states to do so, and is currently focused on covering post-election demonstrations and protests. A book titled "Great Again" is in the works.
Since getting a camera at the start of 2011, career highlights include getting the June 6th, 2016 cover of TIME Magazine, being the only photographer in the room with President Obama and Vice President Biden during their visits to Seattle, included in the American Photography annual five times in the past six years, named one of City Arts Magazine's 10 artists of the year in Seattle in 2016, published in Photo District News' 2013 Photo Annual and Communication Arts' 2016 and 2017 Photo Annuals, commissioned for four billboard campaigns, 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 100 of the world's top emerging photojournalists.
Nate lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood with his girlfriend Erika, their cats Toonces, Jinx and Omen, a fiddler crab Stevie, and his studio is in a grand old Depression-era federal building in Chinatown. He enjoys riding his bike, good beer with friends, and people watching.
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