Glenna Gordon is a documentary photographer and photojournalist working in Africa and elsewhere. She’s crashed dozens of Nigerian weddings, sought out and photographed traces of the 300 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, met many of the released Western hostages kidnapped by ISIS and Al Qaeda, and learned about Muslim women who write romance novels in the Sahel, just south of the Sahara Desert.
Gordon’s work has received recognition through World Press Photo, the LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards grand prize, the PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris first prize in portraiture, and the PDN Photo Annual competition. Her work has also been awarded by American Photo, Communication Arts, and Magenta Flash Forward.
Gordon has been commissioned by Le Monde, the New York Times, Time magazine, and the Wall Street Journal. Her images have been included in group shows in galleries, projections, containers, and museums in London, New York, Nigeria, and Washington, D.C. Gordon is an adjunct professor at the Milano School of International Affairs at The New School in New York.