Glenna Gordon


Glenna Gordon first visited Africa in 2006 after she’d finished her master's in print journalism. Her work is a combination of personal projects and assignments in Africa and elsewhere. Recent projects include work on hostages of ISIS and Al Qaeda, the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls, Nigerian weddings, and Liberia after war.

Gordon’s images have received many awards, including LensCulture’s grand prize for visual storytelling, PX3 first prize in portraiture, PDN winner for personal project, and awards from Magenta Flash Forward, Communication Arts, American Photo, and others. She has been commissioned by The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Le Monde, and others, and her documentary projects have been featured on Lens, Proof, Lightbox, and elsewhere. Her work has been included in group shows in galleries, projections, containers and museums in New York, Washington, D.C., Nigeria, London, and elsewhere. She has been selected to attend LookBetween, the annual New York Times portfolio review and Aperture’s Photography Expanded Labs. 

Gordon is also a lecturer in the Graduate Program for International Affairs at the New School, where she teaches a class about images of the developing world.

Glenna Gordon