Nate Gowdy photographed this series on Seattle’s LGBTQ community during his junior year The Art Institute of Seattle, where he is on track to graduate with a BA in Commercial Photography next year. Gowdy has already garnered international attention with this series as a Grand-Prize winner in PDNedu’s 2013 Student Photo Contest, placement in the Student category of the 2013 PDN Photo Annual, Honorable Mention in the 2013 Prix de la Photographie, Paris (Px3), and a Vogue Italia’s PhotoVogue Pic of the Day. In addition to commissioned work and exhibitions, Gowdy is also an active member of the LGBTQ community, with a lengthy list of local partnerships and pro-bono work under his belt. He is launching a new website in January 2014, so for now, follow him on Facebook.
PDNedu’s 2014 Student Photo Contest is open for entries through December 21st, 2013. Visit the website for information on how to enter. Winners’ photographs will be published in the Spring 2014 issue of PDNedu.