Photo by Jonathan Vanderweit.

Photo by Jonathan Vanderweit.


  • Seattle, Washington
  • +1 206 992 5857



  • Photographic Center Northwest, named as Ambassador Photographer for Long Shot 2017, June 2017
  • NPPA, Quarterly Picture Editing Contest, 3rd Place (group award to CNN team behind "Race Like No Other") in 2016 Quarter Four - Digital Single Story, June 2017
  • Communication Arts Photography Annual 58, Selected for "Bernie's Revolution" and "Distorted Reality," April 2017
  • Asked to interview to present at TedxUW 2017
  • City Arts Magazine (Seattle), 2016 Artist of the Year, November 2016
  • Cover of TIME Magazine, Bernie Sanders in LA, June 6th, 2016
  • Communication Arts Photography Annual 57, Selected for "Campaign in Contrast" closeups, April 2016
  • American Photography 32, Selected for "Campaign in Contrast" selects of Donald Trump and Jeb Bush, March 2016
  • 10th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, Nominee in Portraits category - Professional: "The Vice President," November 2015
  • Social Outreach Seattle, 2015 Media Award, October 2015
  • American Photography 31, Selected for "Joe Biden," March 2015
  • 9th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, Nominee in Portraits category - Professional: "Two-Term President," October 2014
  • LensCulture's Emerging Talent Awards 2014, Editor's Cut, August 2014
  • American Photography 30, Selected for "Americana," March 2014
  • Greater Seattle Business Association, New Business of the Year finalist, February 2014
  • Photo District News, PDN Photo of the Day, December 18, 2013
  • 8th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, Honorable Mention Winner in People category - Professional: "Elderly Drag Queen," October 2013
  • 8th Annual Black & White Spider Awards, Honorable Mention Winner in People category - Professional: "The Go-Go Dancer," October 2013 
  • Eddie Adams Workshop XVI Member, (Jeffersonville, NY), October 11-14, 2013
  • Photo District News, Nominated for PDN 30: New and Emerging Photographers to Watch 2014, October 2013
  • Vogue Italia, PhotoVogue Pic of the Day for "Guy Labrecque," July 7, 2013
  • Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), Honorable Mention Recipient for "Portraits in Drag," June 2013
  • Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), "Dimitri Beck's Top 20" exhibition poster image: "Elderly Drag Queen," June 2013
  • Vogue Italia, PhotoVogue Pic of the Day for "Elderly Drag Queen," June 25, 2013
  • Photo District News, 2013 Photo Annual Winner for Student Work - Series: "Portraits in Drag," April 2013
  • Photo District News, PDNedu Student Photo Contest 2013, Grand Prize for Fashion/Portrait - Series: "Portraits in Drag," February 2013
  • Photo District News, The Scene 2012, Grand Prize for Private Event - Series: "Letitia Carr Memorial," October 2012
  • Photo District News, The Scene 2012, Recognized for Celebrity - Single Image: "Jujubee Gets Wet," October 2012
  • American Photography 28, Selected for "Elderly Drag Queen," March 2012
  • Mpls Photo Center, Off the Cuff 2012, Third Place for "The Go-Go Dancer," December 2011
  • 66th College Photographer of the Year, one of final 16 Illustration images for "Bianca Starr," November 2011


  • Nate Gowdy Photography, Owner, October 2012 - Present
  • TIME, Freelance, January 2016 - November 2016
  • Courrier International (Paris), Freelance, March 2016 - Present
  • CNN, Freelance, June 2016
  • The Stranger, Freelance, July 2016 - Present
  • Seattle Gay News, Staff Photographer, January 2011 - June 2015, March 2017 - Present
  • DIE ZEIT (Germany), Freelance, June 2016 - Present
  • New York Magazine, Freelance, November 2016
  • Cannabis Now, Freelance, March 2016 - Present
  • Mother Jones, Freelance, December 2016
  • Al Jazeera English, Freelance, March 2016
  • Seattle Pride, Official Photographer, April 2011 - Present
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, HIV Vaccine Trials Unit Photographer, December 2011 - Present
  • Greater Seattle Business Association, Event Photographer, February 2013 - Present
  • Team Diva Real Estate, Event & Headshot Photographer, September 2013 - 2015
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, Gala & Event Photographer, October 2013 - Present
  • City Arts Magazine, Event Photographer, April 2015 - Present
  • City of Seattle OED & OFM, Headshot & Event Photographer, August 2016 - Present
  • City of Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refuge Affairs, Event & Headshot Photographer, August 2015 - Present
  • UW Center for Human Rights, Event Photographer, May 2017
  • Luminaire, Inc., Headshot Photographer, April 2017
  • Experience America, Event Photographer, September 2016 - Present
  • Challenge Seattle, Image for "Incredible Works Here" Campaign, October 2016
  • Fisheye Magazine (Paris), interview feature, September 2016
  • Do206, Event Photographer, September 2015 - December 2015
  • Public Health Seattle & King County, HPV Campaign Photographer, March 2016
  • R Place Bar & Grill, House Photographer, March 2012 - January 2016
  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Women of Valor Awards Event Photographer, October 2014, November 2015
  • Public Health Seattle & King County, "We Are 1" Campaign Photographer, February 2014, November 2014, October 2015
  • Seattle Quake Rugby, 2016 Calendar Photographer, September 2015
  • Norman Sigler for Port of Seattle Commission, Campaign Photographer, May 2015
  • The Whole U at University of Washington, Family Photo Day Photographer, August 2015
  • NFL, Image for 2015 NFL Health and Safety Report, August 2015
  • GoGo squeeZ for MKG, Booth Photographer, July 2015
  • SanMar / Nike Golf, U.S. Open Hospitality Tent and Customer Appreciation Dinner Photographer, June 2015
  • "Winning Dad" by Arthur Miller, Premiere Photographer, May 2015
  • KPLU Public Radio, "Sound Effect" bus ad campaign image, May 2015
  • Omeros Corporation, Event Photographer, March 2015
  • Three Dollar Bill Cinema, Gala Photographer, March 2013, March 2015
  • Macmillan, image for "Through Women's Eyes textbook", March 2015
  • Pride Foundation, Scholarship Celebration Photographer, May 2014, May 2015
  • SanMar Corporation, Seattle, WA, Event Photographer, May 2012, August 2012
  • U.S. Small Business Administration, Documentary Photographer, February 2015
  • Microsoft's App Plat, Event Photographer, December 2014
  • Seattle Counseling Service, Gala Photographer, October 2014
  • Blue Wave Political Partners, Headshot Photographer, September 2014
  • Inspire Youth Project, Camp Rise N Shine Photographer, August 2011, August 2012, August 2014
  • Tom Douglas Restaurants, Event Photographer, June 2014
  • Perkins Coie, Event Photographer, June 2013, June 2014, June 2016
  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Event Photographer, March 2014
  • The Douglas at Seattle University, Event and Ad Photographer, February 2014
  • Can Capital, Stock Photographer, January 2014
  • Democratic National Committee, Event Photographer, November 2013
  • Seattle Quake Rugby, 2014 Calendar Photographer, July 2013
  • Public Health Seattle & King County, Find Your Frequency Campaign Photographer, May 2013
  • Get Married at City Hall, Seattle, WA, Volunteer Photographer, December 9, 2012
  • WA United for Marriage, Seattle, WA, Campaign's Go-To Photographer, February 2012 - November 2012
  • The Art Institute of Seattle, Printing TA, October 2011 - September 2012


@RuPaulsDragRace, Accidental Bear, Al Jazeera English, Alaska Airlines Magazine, America Blog, Bay Windows, Bellevue Reporter, Bridal Musings (UK), Burlesque Bible (UK), BuzzFeed, Cannabis Now, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, Capitol Hill Times, Cheese by Konbini (Paris), City Arts Magazine,, Communication Arts, Courrier International (Paris), Curve Magazine, Der Freitag (Berlin), DIE ZEIT (Germany), Edge on the Internet, Emerald Times, Fishey (Paris), GA Voice, Gay Star News, Geekwire, GLAAD, HIV Equal Online, Huffington Post, HVTNews, Instinct Magazine,, Joe. My. God., KOMO News, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, LBGTQ Nation, Longreads, Moda & Estilo, Nark Magazine, NewNowNext, NFL's 2015 Annual Report,, NW Asian Weekly, Offbeat Bride, Out Magazine, Out Traveler, OutServe Magazine, Penthouse, PetaPixel, Photo District News, PDNedu, PolicyMic, Positively Aware, Puget Sound Business Journal, Psychology Today, Quartz, Queerty, RedState, Rock N Roll Bride, Seattle Chinese Post, San Diego Gay and Lesbian News, Seattle Gay News, Seattle Gay Scene, Seattle Korea Times, Seattle Magazine, Seattle Met Magazine, Seattle Weekly, SheWired, Sip Northwest Magazine, The Advocate, The American Military Partner Association, The Daily Mail (UK), The Good Men Project, The Guardian (UK), The Humanist, The Seattle Lesbian, The Stranger, Time Magazine,, Towleroad, Vogue Italia, Washington Blade, Yahoo News


ACLU of New Jersey, ACLU of Washington,, Atomic Bombshells Burlesque,, CC Attle's, Diesel Seattle, Duel Power Productions, Entre Hermanos, Equal Rights Washington, Fantastic Z Theatre Company, Gay City Health Project,, GLSEN, Gothic Pride Seattle, Green River Community College, J. Von Stratton Designs, Kremwerk, Le Faux at Julia's, La Femme Magnifique International,, Michael Cepress Studio | Showroom, Neighbours Nightclub, Nubian Pride Seattle, OUT for Sustainability, Pride ASIA, PROOF - Washington Distillers Festival, Purr Cocktail Lounge, QLaw, Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle Men in Leather, Seattle PrideFest, Seattle Red Dress Party, Social Outreach Seattle, The Imperial Sovereign Court of Seattle, The Lobby Bar, The Satori Group, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - The Abbey of St. Joan, The WildRose Bar, Tempting Tarts Burlesque, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, U.T.O.P.I.A. Seattle


American Society of Media Photographers, Eddie Adams Workshop XXVI Alum, Greater Seattle Business Association, Professional Photographers of America, Society for Photographic Education


  • TELL - Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial at the Tipping Point for Gay Rights, by Margaret Witt
  • Unprecedented - The Election That Changed Everything, by CNN
  • American Photography 32, 2016 (group)
  • Where's My Book: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Youth, Their Parents & Everyone Else, by Linda Gromko
  • The Best Party of Our Lives, by Sarah Galvin
  • American Photography 31, 2015 (group)
  • Through Women's Eyes: An American History with Documents, 4th edition, by DuBois and Dumenil
  • American Photography 30, 2014 (group)
  • American Photography 28, 2012 (group) 
  • The Gay News: On Assignment in Seattle in 2011, self-published artist proof (edition of 20), 2012


  • Hosting ASMP Summer Social, Upcoming on June 16th, 2017
  • "Coffee, Cameras, and Conversation" at Leica Store Bellevue, Upcoming on June 15th, 2017
  • Danielle Troy's Advanced Photography Class at The Overlake School, Redmond, March 2017
  • The Art Institute of Washington, September 2016
  • Barb Penoyar Ramos' "Advanced Portraiture" Course at The Art Institute of Seattle, June 2016
  • Melinda Hurst Frye's "Survey of Photography" Course at The Art Institute of Seattle, June 2016
  • American Society of Media Photographers, Summer Social, Seattle, June 2015
  • Society for Photographic Education, 2013 Regional Conference, Seattle, November 2013


  • APAD's GeekFest, Washington, DC, September 2016
  • WPPI Wedding & Portrait Photography Conference & Expo, Las Vegas, March 2015
  • SPE's 2013 Regional Conference, Seattle, November 2013
  • EAW XVI, Jeffersonville, NY, October 2013


  • Selects from "Campaign in Contrast", Inscape Arts, April 2017 - Present
  • Selects from "Campaign in Contrast", Retail Therapy, October 2016
  • Selects from "Campaign in Contrast", Poco Wine Room, September 2016
  • Selects from "Campaign in Contrast", Retail Therapy, May - August 2016
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", Cloud Gallery, June 2014
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", Frame Central, June - July 2014
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", Frame Central, June 2013
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", Seattle Design Center, October 2012
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", Cloud Gallery, August 2012
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", The Grill on Broadway, June 2012 - April 2013
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", Poco Wine Room, June 2012
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", Frame Central, June 2012
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", Adobe Systems Inc., June - July 2012
  • Selects from "The Gayborhood", Seattle Mobile Espresso, January - February 2012


  • Angel Orensanz Center (NYC), "American Photography 32", Selected for "Jeb Bush" and "Donald Trump", November 2016
  • Angel Orensanz Center (NYC), "American Photography 31", Selected for "Joe Biden", November 2015
  • Seattle's Museum of History & Industry, "Revealing Queer" exhibit, two dozen images, February - July 2014
  • 2013 Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Selected for "The Go-Go Dancer", August 2013
  • Dupon Gallery, "Dimitri Beck's Top 20" at Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), Selected for "Elderly Drag Queen", July 2013
  • Angel Orensanz Center (NYC), "American Photography 28", Selected for "Elderly Drag Queen", November 2012
  • Darkroom Gallery (Essex Junction, VT), "Spontaneous", Selected for "The Go-Go Dancer" and "Around the Fountain", March - April 2012
  • Mpls Photo Center, "Off the Cuff 2012", Selected for "The Go-Go Dancer" and "Elderly Drag Queen", February - March 2012