Gifford Ewing – Black and White Landscape Photographer

Gifford Ewing, a professional photographer since 1970, started his career as a photojournalist in Altus, Oklahoma. In 1972, he opened Gifford Ewing Photography in Denver, Colorado, earning the reputation as one of the region’s finest architectural and commercial advertising photographers. Intrigued by landscapes as an artform, Ewing returned to the work he loves in 1988, creating black and white images from the unique patterns and changing light of the American vista. 

Based in Denver, Gifford now specializes in fine-art black and white photography only, using a Deardorff field camera.  "I enjoy the more traditional photographic methods in my work. They serve the purity and natural beauty of the landscape. I capture the majority of my images in black and white with a 5x7 Deardorff wooden field camera using the zone system for exposure. I develop and print all images using archival silver gelatin paper finishing them in selenium to bring out the richness and increase the archival qualities."

Gifford’s images capture landscapes worldwide with a strong focus on the state of Maine and the West. Ewing's portfolio includes central grasslands, the Rocky Mountains, deserts and numerous National Parks, including Acadia NP, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Yellowstone, Great Sand Dunes NP, and Death Valley and more. He also documents urban landscapes and architecture throughout the Denver area including exclusive images of the Union Station transformation unveiled in July 2014.

Ewing’s work has been chosen to be part of the decor at Hyatt, Marriott, Westin, and Residence Inn hotels, and is part of the permanent collection of the Denver Art Museum.  He is also exhibited in numerous corporate, public and private collections throughout the world.

Gifford’s commitment to the environment and charitable causes is evidenced through his work with numerous non-profit organizations, including frequent donations of his fine art photography to fundraising auctions such as ARTMA, an organization that supports pediatric oncology research at the Denver Children’s Hospital. 

Ewing maintains a studio and darkroom in Denver's Uptown Neighborhood, 

800 East 19th Ave Denver, Co 80218       303-898-6262 

Gifford's Work can also be found on display at:

Sorrento Maine Studio               Denver Art Museum Gift Shop               Thomas Moser Galleries               Creative Eye Framing   
3 Sorrento Avenue                     100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy                           149 Maine Street                          1004 S Gaylord Street
Sorrento Maine 04677                Denver, CO 80204                                  Freeport Maine 04032                  Denver, CO 80209

Gallery Representation

January  2015 – Present
Creative Eye Gallery – Denver, Colorado

January 2015 – Present
Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers – Freeport, Maine

January 2012 – Present
Chapter Two – Corea, Maine

January 2012 – Present
Landing Gallery – Rockland Maine

March 27th 2012 – October 31st 2014
Kessler Collection
Solo Show & Representation  – Taos, New Mexico

May 2005 - Present
Creative Eye Gallery – Denver, Colorado

December, 2005 – Present
Teton Mountain Lodge – Teton Village, Wyoming

June 2006 – Present
Maine Grind – Ellsworth, Maine

June 2010 – April 2011 (Closed after 44 years)
The Camera Obscura Gallery – Denver, Colorado
Gifford Ewing Retrospective: Colorado & Beyond, Hal Gould, curator

January 2001 - 2008
The Clown Gallery – Portland, Maine

June 2005 – June 2008
Wilson Adams Gallery – Denver, Colorado

March 2007 – 2009
Domain Fine Art Photography and Gifts – Portland, Maine

Special Works

April - 2003 
The National Library of Congress – Commission Grant
Skyline Park Project, Denver, Colorado
Colorado Preservation, Inc.

Volunteer Work for the Colorado Nature Conservancy
Various Projects

Photography/Art Associations or Organizations

ARTMA – The Morgan Adams Foundation
Art Advisory Board - Auction to support pediatric cancer patients at Children’s Hospital, Denver, Colorado 2005 - Ongoing

Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Board Member 2005 - 2010

Permanent Collections

Saint Joseph Hospital – Denver Colorado

Flour Mill  – Denver, Colorado  (Historic Photographs)

Denver Art Museum – Denver, Colorado

Hyatt Regency – Denver, Colorado

Marriott Courtyard Downtown Denver – Denver, Colorado

Westin Hotel Tabor Center – Denver Colorado
Teton Mountain Lodge – Teton Village, Wyoming

Residence Inn – Denver, Colorado

Aspen Grand Hyatt – Aspen, Colorado

Downeast Horizons, Incorporated, Developmental Center – Ellsworth, Maine

Alpine Bank – Aspen Colorado

UMB Bank – Denver, Colorado

Children’s Hospital – Denver – Colorado
Bernstein Investment Research and Management – New York, New York

Bernstein Investment Research and Management – Denver, Colorado
Bernstein Investment Research and Management – Chicago, Illinois

Bernstein Investment Research and Management – London, United Kingdom

Jackson National Life Insurance – Denver, Colorado

David Tryba Architects – Denver, Colorado

Murray Hill Company – Denver, Colorado

Holland & Hart – Denver, Colorado

Numerous Private Collectors throughout the United States, Europe and Asia