Jan Dee Gordon’s study of photography began in Paris and continued in New York at the International Center for Photography. And finished at UCLA in Los Angeles. Her distinctive pictures have appeared in magazines, such as Vogue and Bazaar, and in several museums and galleries, such as Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, LA Photo, and Wall Street Gallery. You can also see her work in buildings, lobbies, hallways, and apartments.
She recently released her brand new book LGBTQ of Steel – a compilation of striking portraits and personal profiles that captures the energy, optimism, and resiliency of fifty LGBTQ heroes.
LGBTQ of Steel is the second book in the “Of Steel” series Jan Dee Gordon has released. The recurring theme in both Women of Steel and LGBTQ of Steel, is how people use their inner strength to overcome life obstacles.
1. Describe yourself in a short sentence.
I am an intuitive artist intent on individual freedom.
2. What was the last thing you shared on social media?
A post my grandaughter made regarding the inspiration she has always gotten from me and how great the new book is.
3. What do you think is the main challenge facing LGBTQ people in your community?
Prejudice, not being treated as part of humanity.
4. What is your favorite LGBTQ business where you live?
The cafes on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood.
5. What advice do you have for people looking to get into the photography industry?
Learn how to market and be disciplined about that marketing. Follow your own passion in terms of what you choose to shoot.