About Christopher Gannon • Des Moines, Iowa based multimedia photographer

Thank you for visiting Gannon Visuals, my name is Christopher Gannon.   I’m a professional multimedia Christopher Gannon, Photographer, Gannon Visuals photographer based in Des Moines, Iowa, specializing in editorial, commercial, portrait and sports photography and video.

Over the last 20 years, I’ve been privileged to build a career telling stories as a multimedia journalist in South Dakota and Iowa.  In 2011, I launched Gannon Visuals, LLC, serving a broad range of editorial, commercial and higher education clients.  In December 2014, after nearly a decade at  The Des Moines Register, I decided to take an opportunity to work for my alma mater, Iowa State University, as a photographer and media producer.  As long as there is no conflict of interest with the work I do for Iowa State, (I never accept a freelance job if there is one) I savor the opportunity to collaborate and create compelling visuals for my clients.

I’ve documented a wide range of people, news, businesses and events throughout North America, ranging from beautiful Mexican vistas to Winter Olympic competition in the Canadian Rockies and plenty in between.  My work has appeared in USA TODAY, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, several regional and national magazines, and worldwide via multiple wire services.  My photographs have been recognized by the National Press Photographer’s Association, where I have been named a top photographer in NPPA’s Region 5 three years in a row.  In 2014, I won a Midwest Regional Emmy for my documentary series on an Iowa National Guard unit.

I bring a personable, passionate approach to creating high-impact photography and multimedia for my clients.  If you haven’t done so already, please browse portfolios of my still photography and multimedia.

Centrally based in my native Iowa, I concentrate on photographing the lush economic, political, cultural and sports landscape of Iowa while accepting assignments nationwide.  I currently work behind the camera for a broad range of commercial, editorial, educational and sports clientele.  If you have a need for compelling visuals for your publication, business or organization, please call me at (515) 419-9566 or contact me to learn more about how I can bring your vision to life!