September Meeting featuring Michael Gordon


Please join us on September 21 at the AV Senior Center for our General Meeting , featuring Michael E. Gordon.

Michael is an award-winning fine art landscape photographer of unusual and overlooked natural landscapes of  California and beyond. A lifelong student of nature and wilderness, Michael’s intimate relationship with the landscape yields photographs of great depth and clarity. He is best  known for his black and white  ‘Desert’ series which, says Broughton Quarterly, portrays “stunning ethereal beauty from terrain where others see only a bleak landscape.” 

"I will be showing a large selection of my black and white work from the Mojave and Colorado Deserts of California, and will discuss the geography, natural history, and conservation of these places as well. I will also share my philosophies on nature and landscape photography today and discuss personal vision and creativity."

Michael's photographs have been published in and on the covers of magazines, calendars, textbooks and music CD’s. He is represented by art galleries in the U.S. and Europe, and his fine art prints are held internationally in private collections.

Publications and clients include Backpacker magazine, View Camera magazine, T-Mobile, Broughton Quarterly, The Wilderness Society, Campaign for America's Wilderness, USDA Forest Service, Brooks/Cole, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Body-Mind Music, and more.

Awards and recognition include International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, and Black & White Spider Awards.

Michael photographs with a 4”x5” view camera and film, and leads photographic workshops and tours for photographers of all levels. He lives in an historic 98-year-old Craftsman bungalow in Long Beach, California, with his wife Shauna, and their menagerie of rescued animals (including Mojave the dog).

His website is
His blog is


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