Honorable Mention

Jordan Gale
My name is Jordan Gale I am an Iowa-based photographer and student at The University of Iowa studying photography. I am emailing my submission for the 2018 FOTO FEST. Attached to this email is a zip file with my images, bio, description, and headshot. Please feel free to contact me if there are any issues.

It Is What It Is
It Is What It Is is an autobiographical visual diary using photography to document drug
abuse and stagnancy in my hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa while at the same time confronting
the emotions I carried as I grew up under these conditions. Stagnancy and fear create a mold and
some friends and family close to my heart blissfully lay in this mold forever. These photographs
for me often stir up more questions than they provide answers for, but have also established a
sense of pride in where I've come from.