Nordeman has photographed state fairs, dog shows, political conventions, and fashion shows. Both artist and journalist, his candid photos expose the extraordinary in the everyday life, and the humor in the extraordinary life. Nordeman is attracted to color and gesture, mystery and humor, preferring his work to ask a question, not give an answer. His mastery of light and composition combined with an eye to documenting unexpected moments make his work visually and intellectually fascinating.
Born 1974, NYC.
Out of Fashion, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, February – April 2017.
Out of Fashion, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA, January – April 2015.
Canine Kingdom, The Half King, NYC, March 2014.
Canine Kingdom, Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA, January 2014.
Almost Elvis, Carl Van Brunt Gallery, Beacon, NY, June 2009.
Voyage on the Staten Island Ferry, Staten Island Museum, NYC, January 2004.
Flint is a Place, Photoville, Brooklyn, NY, September 2016.
Time Magazine Evening Projections, Look3 Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, VA 2016.
Slideluck Annual Fundraiser, Lightbox, NYC, November 2014.
Slideluck San Francisco V, Heron Arts, San Francisco, CA, October 2014.
Slideluck Seoul, Platoon Kunsthalle, Seoul, South Korea, October 2014.
Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in Art, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, October 2014.
Here in the World: Voices of the Instagram Community at Photoville, Pier 5, Brooklyn, NY, September 2014.
Canine Kingdom Series, Art Southampton, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Southampton, NY, July 2014.
Times Square Now Series, Traces of Myth, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA, December 2012.
Slow and Low, The Powerhouse, Oxford, MS, October 2012.
Top 100, Perfect Exposure Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, August, 2012.
Ways of Seeing: Phoneography, Rebekah Jacob Gallery, Charleston, SC, July, 2012.
Life’s a Beach and Canine Kingdom Series, The Fence at Photoville, Brooklyn, NY June, 2012.
Lunch Hour, The New York Public Library, NYC, June, 2012.
Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China, June 2012.
Print Auction Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, January 2012.
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Detroit, MI, October 2011.
Beyond Words: Photography in The New Yorker, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC, September 2011.
Blue, Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, January 2011.
Art From The Heart, The Vanderbilt Republic, NYC, December, 2010.
Juried Members Exhibition, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, December 2010.
Portrait Revealed, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, September 2010.
Present Tense, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, August, 2010.
The Exhibition Lab Exhibition, Sasha Wolf Gallery, NYC, July 2010.
Print Auction Exhibition, Houston Center for Photography, January 2010.
Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers, Toronto, Canada, July, 2006.
PDN’s 30, Photoplus Expo Center, NYC, October, 2006.
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX.
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH.
Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, NE.
Akron Art Museum, Akron, OH.
Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA.
Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Staten Island Museum, New York, NY.
numerous private collections.
American Photography 32, 2 images selected for book, NYC, 2016.
Critical Mass, Finalist, 2015
American Photography 31, 2 images selected for book, NYC, 2015.
Photo District News Photo Annual, NYC, 2014.
American Photography 30, 2 images selected for book, NYC, 2014.
American Photography 29, 4 images selected for book, NYC, 2013.
Selected for Review Santa Fe, Center, 2012.
Photo District News Photo Annual, NYC, 2012.
James Beard Foundation Award for Visual Storytelling, 2012.
Critical Mass, Finalist, 2011.
Center for Documentary Studies: Project Competition, Honorable Mention, 2011.
20x200 Featured Artist: Limited Edition Print: "Four Kings," 2011.
Sideluck Potshow, New York Photo Festival, Brooklyn, May, 2011.
American Photography 27, 2 images selected for book, NYC, 2011.
Communication Arts Photography Annual, 2010.
Photo District News Photo Annual, NYC, 2010.
American Photography 26, 2 images selected for book, NYC, 2010.
The Best of Photo Journalism, Honorable Mention, Arts & Entertainment, 2010.
Selected for Review Santa Fe, Center, 2010.
20x200 Featured Artist: Limited Edition Print: “Nice Pants," 2010.
Hey, Hot Shot! Honorable Mention, NYC, 2009.
Artist Residency, The Studios at Key West, Key West, FL, 2009.
Photo District News 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch, NYC, 2006
Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers, Toronto, Canada, 2006.
American Photography 21, NYC, 2005.
Pictures Of The Year International, 2003, First Place, Magazine Portrait.
Out of Fashion, Damiani, Italy, 2016.
The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, ESPN The Magazine,
Fortune, W, Vanity Fair, Time, New York Magazine, National Geographic Magazine.
Presentations / Workshops
Photographer’s Book Signing, “Out of Fashion,” Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC, 2016.
Photographer’s Lecture, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 2015.
Photographer’s Workshop, “Discovery Street,”
Photo Workshop New York, 2014.
Photographer’s Lecture, “Canine Kingdom, ”The Half King, NYC, 2014.
Photographer’s Lecture, VII Photo Agency, NYC, 2013.
Photographer’s Lecture, International Center of Photography, NYC, 2012.
Photographer’s Lecture, Adorama, NYC, 2011.
Photographer’s Lecture, B&H Photo, NYC, 2010.
Photographer’s Lecture, Photokina, Cologne, Germany, 2010.
Photographer’s Workshop, Fotograf Atolyesi, Istanbul, 2009.
Between Time, The Image Maker Lecture. SoHo Apple Theater, NYC, 2008.
Look3 Festival of the Photograph, Shots Presentation, Charlottesville, VA, June 2007.
The Presidential Campaign Through New Eyes, Photoville, Brooklyn, 2016.
University of Virginia, BA, American Studies, 1997.
Ohio University, School of Visual Communication, 2002.