Landon Nordeman began his career in photography while a student at the University of Virginia.
After earning a degree in American studies in 1997, Nordeman took staff photographer positions at the Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Virginia.
He went on to study photojournalism at the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University and earned his master's degree in 2002. At Ohio he was selected from hundreds of applicants to be the photography intern at National Geographic. Nordeman's pictures have also appeared in many newspapers, including the Washington Post and the New York Times.
He has been called upon to document life in a broad range of environments, from a town of 300 people—Basin, Montana—for National Geographic to a wedding with 300 guests for Town & Country's annual weddings issue.
Whether shooting an assignment for National Geographic, a four-story billboard for Rheingold Beer, or a grant project on Staten Island, Nordeman develops a personal connection with his subjects and searches for unexpected moments that tell their story.