Gordon Welters is a German photographer, who is specialised in documentary and portrait photography. In 2003/2004 Gordon studied photo journalism at London College of Communication. Since 2006 he is represented by photo agency laif and became a contributing photographer to Redux Pictures in 2012. From 2009 on he regularly works for The New York Times and for national and international magazines, newspapers and also non-government organizations including stern, Der Spiegel, National Geographic, chrismon, NRC Handelsblad, Die Zeit, UNHCR, Greenpeace and medico international.
His work regularly receives awards and praise in German and international photography competitions, including Hansel-Mieth-Prize, Sony World Photography Award, PDN Award, International Photography Award and UNICEF Photo of the Year.
For his reportages Gordon travelled to Palestine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Senegal, Tanzania, Cuba, Canada and across Europe. He organizes and leads different workshops about photography.
With a passion for the committed documentary photography Gordon works on projects about people on the margins of society and tells in sensitive and emotional stories about humanity.