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Photography fraternity honours husband, wife duo

By T.J. Colello -  Cape Breton Post

Sydney - You can call them photography’s dynamic duo. Warren and Katheryn Gordon of Sydney were recognized by their peers in early May at the 2003 National Print Competition of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) in Whistler, B.C.

Warren received the bar of his masters degree in photography at the competition. The bar is a type of icing on the cake for Warren - the honour is bestowed on few photographers in the country.

Katheryn, on the other hand, had four images selected for the National Print Salon, which is judged by a panel of master photographers from across Canada. One of those prints will be touring across the country in the National Loan Collection, along with 39 of the other top photos in the country.

"It happened to me last year. They chose one of my pictures to go into the National Art Collection,” she said. “To have that happen to me again the second year for a different image, I was overjoyed.”

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Profiles of our people - Warren Gordon

By Chris Connors - Cape Breton Post

Often in the photography business the best photo opportunities are the ones you’re not supposed to shoot.

And that’s often what the customer prefers.

Warren Gordon says there have been countless weddings during his 27-years as a professional photographer when not taking a picture was just as important as snapping one. And to his credit, Gordon- who has photographed more than 300 couples on their happiest day - is more intent on making people look their best than he is on revealing what can happen when wedding day jitters really begin to shake.

I often tell people I should have kept a scrapbook of all the things that have happened at weddings I’ve photographed,” says Gordon. “I’ve seen a lot of things from the wedding cake getting knocked over to the bride spilling red wine down the front of her dress. But there have been a lot of pleasant experiences as well.

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Gibson's Jewel of the Atlantic concise, beautifully illustrated

Jewel of The Atlantic, The Story 0f Mainland Nova Scotia

Text by M. Allen Gibson

Photos by Warren Gordon

By Sara Holland  - Halifax Herald

Jewel of the Atlantic, The Story of Mainland Nova Scotia is the latest gem in a series of travel books on the Atlantic Provinces.

The slim hardcover includes concise, interesting text by M. Allen Gibson honorary director of The Halifax flerald Limited. The text is complemented by hill-color photographs by Warren Gordon who has captured the mainland’s sparkling spirit.

This, the second volume in a the series follows A Place Apart: The Cape Breton Story, written by James Lamb and also photographed by Warren Gordon.

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Highest honor

Sydney Photographer Warren Gordon was earlier this week awarded the Master of Photographic Arts degree at the 20th Annual Professional Photographers of Canada National Convention in Charlottetown, PEI. Only a handful of photographers in Canada are awarded this degree, the highest attainable award offered by the association.

The degree is achieved through national competition and service to the national profession.Gordon has his own photography business in Sydney and is well-known for his photography books and calendars with Cape Breton and Maritime themes. His latest release is Jewel of the Atlantic: The Story of Mainiand Nova Scotia, put out by Lancelot Press.During his 17 years in the business, Gordon has been exhibited in various areas of Nova Scotia and in Scotland as well. Arrangements are now being made for an upcoming exhibition in New Zealand.

In the above photo, Gordon (left) is shown being presented with his award by David Brown, president of the national association.

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