Chet Gordon is a freelance photographer based in the Hudson Valley region of New York. A photojournalist for 25 years, he's worked as a staff photographer at four NYC / NJ area newspapers and as a photo editor at the NY Daily News. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, International Herald-Tribune, USA Today, Army Times, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Mail/MailOnline.com (UK), BusinessWeek, Popular Photography and American Teacher magazines, among others. A former U.S. Marine, he served honorably in the 1980's, including 2 years on Okinawa, Japan. A longtime volunteer and travel enthusiast, he accompanies several humanitarian aid clients on their international disaster relief and medical missions. Since 1997, he's worked in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal, El Salvador, Honduras, Haiti, Jordan, Kosovo, Albania, Gaza, Romania, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Russian Federation, Venezuela, Paraguay and Afghanistan. He is a frequent lecturer at college level photojournalism programs and mentors junior photographers looking to break into the industry.