Photographer Recognized For Work

Gordon named photographer of the year for second year in a row, picks up seven awards

By Laura Jean Grant - Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY - It was a picture-perfect event for Katheryn Gordon at the annual gathering of the Maritime Professional Photographers Association in Moncton.

The Sydney River photographer was named the MPPA Photographer of the Year for the second year in a row and was the recipient of seven other awards including best portrait, best child portrait and best fine art. She was also recognized with three out of five judge’s choice ribbons. Each judge only has one ribbon to give out.

Gordon said she was thrilled with the recognition and compliments she received during the weekend.

"To get the Maritime Photographer of the Year again was amazing. I did not expect that at all. I walked in there without any expectations, really, I knew I loved the images that I put into competition but I didn’t know if they would be understood," she said.

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Sydney photographer wins regional awards

‘It just seemed like this is what I’m supposed to do.’

By JOCELYNE BETHUNE - The Chronicle Herald

SYDNEY — Her images have been compared to the works of master portrait painters.

At the recent Maritime Professional Photography Association conference in Moncton, NB., the accolades continued as Katheryn Gordon took home a heap of awards, including photographer of the year, for the second year in a row.

Yet it was only four years ago that she first picked up the camera, at the urging of her husband.

I went with Warren to a photography seminar, and was really touched by the images that I saw there,’ said Ms. Gordon, wife of Warren Gordon, a Sydney photographer well known for his books and calendars of Cape Breton scenes.

On the way home, he placed a digital camera in her hands and told her he would teach her about composition. He was impressed with her initial shots, and she continued to experiment and develop her style.

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Photographer Katheryn Gordon earns national recognition

By Laura Jean Grant - Cape Breton Post

SYDNEY - To say Katheryn Gordon is a quick study may be a bit a of an understatement. Only a year and a half after first picking up a camera, Katheryn has recently received both regional and national recognition for her pictures.

Katheryn, wife of successful Cape Breton photographer Warren Gordon, took up photography in April 2001 after being inspired while attending a photography event with her husband.

“I was moved by a slide show presentation of portraiture,’ she said.

Katheryn said Warren had often told her he thought she would have a knack for photography as she is very creative and enjoys the arts. After taking her first picture of Warren at an airport, Katheryn said she was hooked and began learning the art of photography from him.

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Photographer Snags Top Prize

Gordon credits her husband for advice, guidance and encouragement

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Sydney - In three short years Katheryn Gordon has gone from amateur shutterbug to taking home the top prize at the Maritime Professional Photographers Association’s annual awards. “I received the photographer of the year award to my shock and surprise” said Katheryn. “There were so many prestigious photographers and so many who I admire (that were nominated) and to be among them was just amazing.”

Katheryn submitted four portrait photographs for the awards and all four were accepted into the competition. A total of eight finalists were selected for the association’s top honour and each photographer was then judged on the impact of their collection of work.

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Award winning photographer releases 10th book

By Laura Jean Grant - Cape Breton Post

Sydney - Warren Gordon says the best photographs often come from simply being in the right place at the right time.

Gordon, a well-known Cape Breton photographer who recently released his 10th book of scenic Cape Breton photos, says it takes a lot of time, patience and travel around the island to compile the right mix of pictures for a book.

“I collect the best images over a period of time and when I have enough of a variety of locations and seasons, then I start thinking about putting together a book,” he says. Gordon’s latest book, entitled simply Cape Breton Island, was released this fall and contains scenic pictures from many communities and locations.

“People are always asking when the next book is coming out,” he says. “This is the first book that covers the whole island that I’ve done in about 10 years.”

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