Jordan Gale is an Iowa-based photographer and undergraduate student at The University of Iowa pursuing his BFA in photography.
Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Gale moved to Iowa City to study photography in 2014. Since then he has gone on to work in photojournalism with local news outlets and creates intimate personal projects documenting the lives of those closest to him still living in Cedar Rapids and neighboring communities. Gale's work often highlights scenes of poverty, drug abuse, and the current state of his hometown community. The photographs acknowledge a modern working class struggle in Midwest America, as well as the temporality of humanity and the communities people inhabit.
- Finalist, Deeper Perspective Photographer 2017, Lucie Foundation.
- 1st Place Deeper Perspective Photographer 2017, IPA Awards
- Shortlist, Lenscratch Student Prize Award, 2017. (It Is What It Is)
- Best Photo Story 2017, Iowa Newspaper Association Awards (Disorderly House)
- Shortlist, Best Photo Slideshow 2016, The Associated Collegiate Press (Images from Crossfire in Iowa)
- Best of Show, Lucie Foundation, NYC. (Oct, 2017)
- 16x16x16, Traveling Group Exhibition (Feb-March 2017)
- Graceful Bunch, Group Exhibition (Dec, 2016)
- Photographer's Forum Magazine, Dec 2017
- Fools Magazine, 2017
- Staff photographer, Daily Iowan Newspaper, 2015-2017
- League for Innovation in Community Colleges, 2016