Nate Gowdy began documenting Seattle’s LGBTQ+ nightlife and the marriage equality movement for Seattle Gay News in 2011. Today his livelihood includes portraiture as well as community, commercial, architecture, and family commissions. He’s most drawn to political photojournalism and collaborative intersectional storytelling.
In 2022, he'll publish "INSURRECTION" about the January 6th, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol as well as "Vote American!: Politics and Protest in the 21st Century," a seven-year visual examination spanning 300+ rallies and demonstrations across 23 states and the District of Columbia. The work has been featured on the cover of Time magazine (Bernie Sanders, June 6th, 2016), and regular editorial clients include Rolling Stone and Mother Jones.
In 2020, he photographed and co-authored a 100-page coffee table book for Seattle Public Schools called "Our Students, Their Stories: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Students, Families, and Staff." Forthcoming books include "The American Superhero Project," "The Seattle Pride Parade at 50," and "The Gayborhood: 2011-2015."
Gowdy is an Indiana University journalism graduate and former newspaper editor/designer, preschool caregiver, and community outreach worker. He lives in Portage Bay, Seattle, with his partner and two kitties while maintaining an office and studio in the International District. He enjoys teaching, kayaking, riding his bike, yoga, and time spent with loved ones.