Reprinted from WGO (What's Goin On)
The Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Cape Breton University, will induct four local business people into the Cape Breton Business Hall of Fame during a gala dinner Wednesday at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre.
The 2012 honourees are Warren Gordon (Gordon Photographic), Rina Gouthro (Dominion Credit Union), Dave MacKenna (Municipal Ready Mix), and Steve Lewis (Steve Lewis Autobody).
(Warren Gordon - Gordon Photographic)
Warren Gordon may be one of Cape Breton’s greatest ambassadors. For decades, the award-winning photographer has captured the tranquility and beauty of Cape Breton Island to create calendars that hang in kitchens around the globe. On the lengthy list of tourists smitten by the images is a professor in Osaka, Japan. “He orders a calendar every year,” says Gordon.
The enterprising photographer has also created 12 coffee table photo books, selling enough copies to be considered best sellers in Canada’s book industry. His passion for photography began when a few neighbourhood friends asked him to help out with a school yearbook. He borrowed a 35 mm camera from his dad, captured his first roll of pictures for the school project, and hasn’t looked back.
In 1974, he opened Gordon Photographic Limited, and it has been a mainstay on Charlotte Street in Sydney for nearly four decades. Starting out with a used camera and $500 in his pocket, Gordon quickly became recognized internationally for his portrait, group, industrial, aerial and landscape work. He has received many awards, including his most recent, the Pictorial Image of the Year 2012 from the Professional Photographers of Canada. The winning scene is on the cover of his 2013 calendar.
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Katheryn Gordon Canada's Portrait Photographer of the Year!
Reprinted from Gallerie Magazine - Professional Photographers of Canada
A Passion for Capturing and Creating
Following several successful careers as an artist, surgical intensive care nurse and classical pianist, teacher and performer, Katheryn Gordon, MPA, transformed her passion for caring and performing into the art of capturing and creating photographic portraits.
Katheryn’s husband, Warren Gordon, MPA, with over 35 years experience operating a successful studio and publishing business, encouraged her to become involved in photography.
The Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC) has presented Katheryn Gordon with its most prestigious award, the title of Canadian Portrait Photographer of the Year, at the National Convention at Mount Tremblant, Quebec on May 11, 2010.
Katheryn, a Master of Photographic Arts, was also recognized for her image "Legend of the Rhine Maiden" which received the Best Fine Art Award and a Judges Ribbon. Her portrait "A Lifetime of Devotion" received the highest ranking in the Group Portrait Category.
All four of Katheryns entries were accepted into the National Image Competition with three receiving the Award of Excellence. These three were also selected for exhibit in the National Loan Collection that showcases the top forty images chosen from over one thousand submissions.
Warren Gordon received the Second Bar to his Masters Degree and Katheryn received her First. Both were also accredited to judge National Professional Photographic Competitions.
Staff ~ The Cape Breton Post
SYDNEY — Local photographer Katheryn Gordon had a dream realized last week when she won the coveted prize at the Professional Photographers of Canada national convention in Mont Tremblant, Que.
She admitted she squeezed the hand of her husband, acclaimed photographer Warren Gordon, so tight just prior to her name being announced in the final and most prestigious category of the night: Portrait photographer of the year.
Mont-Tremblant, QC - The 2010 National Image Competition of the Professional Photographers of Canada took place this week during Inspiration 2010, the Annual Convention of the PPOC, in Mont-Tremblant, QC.
Katheryn Gordon, MPA, a professional photographer from Sydney, NS, was awarded the Portrait Photographer of the Year Award. Katheryn also was awarded first place for the Fine Art class. Katheryn also received a Judge’s Choice award for the image titled “Legend of the Rhine Maiden” and had 4 images accepted and exhibited in the National Image Competition, judged prior to the Convention by a panel of Master Photographers from across Canada.