John Jordan Photography
Resume

 

My interest in photography was cultivated in college as an industrial arts major. In addition to course work, I was active on the school newspaper and yearbook staffs. Later in graduate school, I learned how differently the camera and eye could see a subject and the potential enhancement to one's images by incorporating these differences. 

B.S., Industrial Arts Education, Trenton State College (Now known as The College of New Jersey), Trenton, New Jersey 1977.
M.A., Industrial Education and Supervision, Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey 1983.
Additional graduate work (70 + credits ) in fine arts and education, various colleges.

Photographic Background

2011
Curator of photographic images, The Tree of Life Musical Event produced by Richard Kimball, Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, NY.
One Man Show: Images of South East Asia (Digital Capture to Print). The William A. Monaghan Jr Gallery, Hawthorne, NJ.
Group Show: Shooting with the Third Eye. Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT.

2010 
Photographed Cambodia, Thailand & Laos     

2009
One Man Show: Selected Photographs from Tibet & the Indian Himalaya. Andre's Restaurant & Wine Boutique, Newton, NJ.
One Man Show: A Day In the Life of a Firefighter In the South Bronx. The William A. Monaghan Jr Gallery, Hawthorne, NJ.
Photographed Peru

2008
One Man Show: A Day In the Life of a Firefighter In the South Bronx. Harvest Festival, Bethel Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY.

2007
One Man Show: A Day In the Life of a Firefighter In the South Bronx. NYC Fire Museum, SoHo, NY.
Group Show: Enderlin Gallery, Roxbury, NY.
Artist profile and photo publications from, A Day In the Life of a Firefighter In the South Bronx exhibit,
The Valley Table Magazine, March-May.

2006
Group Show: Enderlin Gallery, Roxbury, NY.
One Man Show: A Day In the Life of a Firefighter In the South Bronx. The American Labor Museum, Haledon, NJ.
One Man Show: The Indian Himalaya. Lycian Centre, Sugar Loaf, NY.
Group Show: Hoi-An, Vietnam.
Photographed Vietnam & Thailand

2005
One Man Show: The Colors of Northern India. The William A. Monaghan Jr Gallery, Hawthorne, NJ.
Awarded Third Dan, CTA, a USTA affiliate school.
Photographed Thailand

2004
Photographed France

2003
Photo publication; Firehouse Magazine, December
One Man Show: Photographs of The Indian Himalayan.  The Community Center Gallery, Hawthorne, NJ.
Photographed Thailand

2001
Photo publication; Taekwondo Times, May, p 60-66
Photo publication; Martial Arts World, April, p 12/13
Photographed Northern India, Spiti, Jammu and Kashmir Area

2000
Photo publication; Taekwondo Times, November, p 41-44
Photographed Mongolia

1999

One Man Show: Photographs of Tibet & Other Places. The Community Center Gallery, Hawthorne, NJ.
Photographed Korea & Paris

1998
CD Cover, x-tem-por-e, Lloyd McNeil and Richard Kimball

1997
Publication: Ideas for Assignments, Ilford Photo Instructor, Spring.
Publication: WWW 07480: Critiques In CyberSpace, Ilford Photo Instructor, January.
Photographed Italy, Hong Kong, Nepal and Tibet

1996
Group Show: Leica Booth, Viscomm East, The Javits Center, NYC, fall 1996.
Juried Art Show: The Community Center Gallery, Hawthorne, NJ.
One Man Show: Photographs of Tibet, Hong Kong, Amazonia, India and London. The Community Center Gallery, Hawthorne, NJ.

1995
Group Show: The Community Center Gallery, Hawthorne, NJ.
Work included in the permanent Leica collection, USA
Group Show: Leica Corp Booth at Viscomm West, San Francisco and Viscomm East, The Javits Center, NYC and other locations
Photographed Hong Kong, China and Tibet

1994
Recipient of the Geraldine R Dodge Foundation Artist/Educator Visual Arts Initiative Grant.
Presentation to the Dodge Foundation and Fellows: Results of the Amazonia Expedition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Group Show: Eyes Open Minds: An Exhibition Celebrating the New Jersey Artist/Educator, The Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ.
Presentation to the West Milford High School staff: Amazonia 1994 and the Grant Process.
Presentation to the West Milford Board of Education and audience: Multicultural Experiences in the Classroom, Travels Through India.
One Man Show: Amazonia, The Dodge Foundation and Earthwatch Fellows, Blairstown, NJ.
Photographed Amazonia, Brazil

1993
Began the documentary photographic essay, A Day In the Life of a Firefighter In the South Bronx.
Photographed India.

1992
Profiled in The Messenger, Artists in Residence Series, January.
Photographed Greece and Turkey.

1991
One Man Show: The Custom Touch Gallery, West Milford, NJ.
One Man Show and presentation: West Milford Board of Education and Audience, West Milford, NJ.
Photo publication: New York City Weekly Guide, July 4th.
Photographed London.

1990
Photo Publication: Our Earth, Ourselves, Bantam Books, p 74
Photo Publication: Two's A Crowd concert series brochure, Rockland County Center for the Arts, NY.
Group Show: Earth Artists, Cheshire Glass, Sugar Loaf, NY.

1988
Workshop with Walter Heun; sponsored by Leica USA.

1987
Workshop with George Tice; Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY.

1986
One Man Show: Infrared Body Abstracts, Walkin's Cafe, Queens, NY.
Workshop with Ralph Gibson; Catskill Center for Photography, Woodstock, NY.
Photographed Portugal.

1985
Group Show: Traveling photo exhibit for New Jersey Bell Co.

1980-1984
Montclair State University:
Produced research paper entitled Film Speed Effect On Sharpness, Grain and Tone.
Studied color photography with Martin Greenwald; advanced fine art and commercial photography with Klaus Schnitzer.
Photographs published in promotional brochure for the Fine Arts Department.

1976-1978
Assisted photographer Arthur Steinman.
Freelance work for Merin Studios, Philadelphia, PA.

1973-1977
Trenton State College (Now known as The College of New Jersey)
Studied photography with Ralph Edelbach and Arthur Steinman.
Served as a photographer and an editor for The Seal, college yearbook and as a photographer for The Signal, college newspaper.
Photographs published in The Seal, college yearbook; The Signal, college weekly newspaper and The Chimes, college literary magazine.

Employment

Industrial Education and Technology teacher, West Milford High School, West Milford, NJ. Full time September 1978 through June 2010. During my teaching career, the bulk of my assignment was photography or photography related. Other disciplines taught were graphic arts, technology education, desk top publishing, automotives, math for technology and mechanical drawing. I also taught in the Maryland Public Schools for the 1977/1978 school year. My retirement of June 2010 affords me the opportunity to refocus and move onto the next plateau of my life.