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 journalism 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, and drug abuse. 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 Lucie Foundation, 2017.

- 1st Place IPA Awards, Deeper Perspective Non-Pro Photographer, 2017.

- Shortlist, Lenscratch Student Prize Award, 2017. 

- 1st Place, Photo Story of The Year, Iowa Newspaper Association Awards, 2017.

- Shortlist, Best Photo Slideshow, The Associated Collegiate Press, 2016. 


- 16x16x16, Traveling Group Exhibition (Feb-March 2017)

- Graceful Bunch, Group Exhibition. Iowa City, IA. (Dec, 2016)


- Burn Magazine. November, 2017

- Photographer's Forum Magazine. Dec, 2017

- Der Greif Magazine. July, 2017

Fools Magazine. April, 2017

Staff photographer, Daily Iowan Newspaper. 2015-2017

- League for Innovation in Community Colleges. July, 2016