Landon Nordeman

Looking for the eternal in the ephemeral, Landon Nordeman photographs fine art projects and works for commercial and editorial clients around the world. 

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.

Nordeman graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies and continued on to Ohio University to study in the School of Visual Communication. Landon’s photographs have been exhibited at The Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York and The Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing among other venues, and are in the collections of The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The Columbus Museum of Art. His monograph, Out of Fashion, published by Damiani, was named one of Time’s Best Photobooks of 2016.

 

Solo Exhibitions

High Season, The Colony Hotel, Palm Beach, FL, March – July 2018
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

 

Group Exhibitions

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

 

Collections

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

 

Accolades

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
20×200 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
20×200 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

 

Book

Out of Fashion, Damiani, Italy, 2016

 

Publications

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

 

Panels

The Presidential Campaign Through New Eyes, Photoville, Brooklyn, 2016

 

Education

University of Virginia, BA, American Studies, 1997
Ohio University, School of Visual Communication, 2002