Gannon Visuals

2015: Year in photos at Iowa State University

2015 comes to a close and it has been a fantastic first 12 months at Iowa State University.  Working as the university photographer, I’ve learned that I’m a short walk away from an expert on any topic, have the potential to travel anywhere on the globe and am always surrounded by passionate hard working folks with great […]

2014: My year in pictures, capped by transition

2014 has been an eventful and inspirational year.  It has also been another year marked by change and departure in the news industry that I love.  Today I join a growing list of departures from The Des Moines Register newsroom.  On Monday I’ll embark on the next chapter of my career.  I’ve accepted the opportunity […]

Capturing a Harvest of Change

Honored by Emmy

Honored by Emmy

As a storyteller, I get to be a witness to powerful, important stories and pass them on.  Often they are deeply personal.  It’s a significant privilege to be entrusted with these stories by the people who share them with me. I have an obligation to document them as respectfully and accurately as I can, then discern how […]

Feb 3, 1959: The day the music died

Iowa Caucus: scenes from the campaign trail

.1%. Eight votes. One tired photographer.  Well, we might want a recount of the tired photographers… Of the 122,225 ballots cast in the Iowa Caucus on Tuesday evening, that razor-thin margin gave former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney a victory over a surging Rick Santorum.  It made for a long night to conclude Iowa’s first-in-the-nation vote […]

Autumn’s Canvas

Fine art prints, stock images at

Fishing boat and sunbathers • Playa del Carmen, Mexico Traffic rolls past Art Deco hotels • South Beach, Miami

Welcome to the new, improved

Thanks much for visiting the newly redesigned  Take a stroll and look around…

Born Digital Web Design: Making photographers smile, and their work shine

Born Digital Web Design: Making photographers smile, and their work shine

  Add me to the growing list of photographers worldwide delighted by the deft web design skills of Steve Fox of Born Digital Web Design. When I decided to rebuild my website, I had a design in mind, but I quickly realized that making that design a reality was not going to happen on my […]