Michael E. Gordon
Michael E. Gordon (aka MG+) is an award-winning fine art landscape photographer best known for his black and white Desert images, which, says Broughton Quarterly, portray “stunning ethereal beauty from terrain where others see only a bleak landscape.” A lifelong student of nature and wilderness, Michael’s intimate relationship with the natural world results in quiet images of depth and discovery.
Michael’s prints are held internationally in the private collections of the United States Embassy, Kaiser Permanente; Milken Family Foundation; The Wilderness Society, and many others and his photographs have been published in and on the covers of numerous magazines, calendars, brochures, annual reports, textbooks, music CD’s, and newspapers. Michael’s work has been awarded by the International Photography Awards, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, and Black & White Spider Awards.
His love for and commitment to the preservation of imperiled landscapes in California is a cornerstone in his work. His photographs have been instrumental in the campaigns of The Wilderness Society, Campaign for America’s Wilderness, Pew Charitable Trusts, National Parks Conservation Association and others, and have helped to shape wildfire management, renewable energy policies, and to advance Wilderness and National Monument designation and expansion. Michael’s photographs of Southern California’s San Gabriel Mountains were used recently to help advance the designation of the new San Gabriel Mountains National Monument (designated by President Obama on October 10, 2014).
He is the founder and principal of Death Valley Photo Tours and is co-founder of Visionary Photography Workshops (with Guy Tal). Michael lives in an historic 102-year-old California bungalow in Long Beach, California, with his wife Shauna, and their menagerie of rescued animals (including Mojave the dog).
Learn more at www.michael-gordon.com