Nate Gowdy is a Seattle-based fine art documentary photographer known for his candid photographs and for the diversity of his subjects, from drag queens to the President. 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 15 states to do so, and is currently focused on 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, featured as Vogue Italia's Photo of the Day twice, included in the American Photography annual four times in the past five years, 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, 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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