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Gordon Converse

Gordon Converse

Photography

Nationality: American

Biography:
Converse’s photographs began appearing in the Christian Science Monitor during World War II while he was serving as a combat photographer in the southwest Pacific with the US Navy. He joined the Monitor’s staff the day he left the Navy and spent the next 40 years traveling across the U.S. and to over 120 countries on assignment. He would become the newspaper’s chief photographer and photo editor. Converse was a pioneer in the use of 35mm cameras and natural light for newspaper photography. Among the more than 50 awards he received, he was named Newspaper-Magazine Photographer of the Year in 1959 by the National Press Photographers Association, and twice received the Brotherhood Award of the National Conference of Christians and Jews as well as numerous awards from the Boston Press Photographers Association. Two books have been published on his photographs: All Mankind: Photographers from The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor Publishing Society, 1983 Reflections in Light: Gordon N. Converse, The work of a photojournalist, The Christian Science Monitor Publishing Society, 1989

 

Gordon Converse Original Art Values Sold at Auction

Item Realized
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Lyndon B. Johnson, Two Days After JFK's Assassination, 1963 Gelatin silver 9-7/
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Lyndon B. Johnson, Two Days After JFK's Assassination, 1963 Gelatin silver 9-7/...
Lot 73334
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$2,000.00
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Running to the Light, 1959 Gelatin silver 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) Date
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Running to the Light, 1959 Gelatin silver 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 27.9 cm) Date...
Lot 73329
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$1,500.00
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Nepalese walk under huge tree in mountains, Pokhara, Nepal, 1964 Gelatin silver
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Nepalese walk under huge tree in mountains, Pokhara, Nepal, 1964 Gelatin silver...
Lot 11029
Auction 191729
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
$875.00
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Woman Sweeping Palace Square, 1967 Gelatin silver 12-7/8 x 10 inches (32.7 x 25
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Woman Sweeping Palace Square, 1967 Gelatin silver 12-7/8 x 10 inches (32.7 x 25...
Lot 73328
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$450.00
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Amish Boy at the Grand Canyon Gelatin silver 13-5/8 x 10-3/4 inches (34.6 x 27
Gordon Converse (American, 1921-1999) Amish Boy at the Grand Canyon Gelatin silver 13-5/8 x 10-3/4 inches (34.6 x 27....
Lot 73330
Auction 5358
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
$437.50

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