Photojournalist/ Producer Margot Jordan is privileged to document prestigious publicity events, festivals and public relations projects worldwide.
She’s always on the go photographing major celebrations of arts, culture, news, politics, entertainment, travel, sports, fashion and spirituality. Her photos can be seen in some of the top dailies, magazines and websites, including those dedicated to urban and African American subjects.
Margot’s love affair with photography was sparked at age 14 with her Dad’s gift of a “brownie” camera. Today, her news and special event coverage takes her around the globe and into such esteemed publications as Ebony and JET Magazine.
A radio broadcasting and communications veteran, Margot has worked behind the scenes as producer of the KISS FM Wake Up Club where she wrote comedy bits, booked fantastic guests and kept New Yorkers on their toes each and every morning by supervising each and every element on this #1 morning show. Always in the know, Ms. Jordan also wrote the entertainment report for Wendy Williams. A move to talk radio found Ms. Jordan producing The Joan Rivers Show, Weekend with Joan Hamburg and Arthur Schwartz, Food Talk, Health Talk w/ Dr. Ronald Hoffman and more. Previously, Ms. Jordan interned and worked at WABC TV Eyewitness News, including a stint as a production assistant at Like It Is. She credits Melba Tolliver, LaVerne Harvey, Naimah Fuller and Marquita Pool as her influences. The transition to photography was simple; Ms. Jordan always carried a camera. She was dubbed “Lois Lane” in her south east Queens high school and kept taking photos for local newspapers after school. Her camera served her well capturing in-studio guests and antics on remotes in Kingston, Jamaica, The Bahamas and other exotic places. After many transitions in radio, Margot made a home on the photojournalistic scene. In between photo assignments, and lots of travel, she embarks on pr campaigns for various causes and entities.
In 2002 Ms. Jordan embarked on a publicity campaign of her own, promoting a man very close to her heart. McNeil Jordan, a native of Barbados turned 100 on Christmas Day. The story was picked up around the world making “Grandpa Jordan” a bit of a celebrity. He was seen on major television stations and made front pages news in countless newspapers.
Margot is very happy behind the camera and uses her major network system to keep abreast of todays culture. It makes for captivating images of the movers and shakers, ordinary citizens and newsmakers.
This amazing lady is always looking for new opportunities and exciting ways to chronicle life’s adventures digitally. You may see her on the sidelines at a NY Jets game, in the photographer’s pit at The US Open, behind the scenes at Super Bowl events or the West Indian American Day Parade in Brooklyn. By the way, Ms. Jordan does get to go in front of the cameras on occasion – you can see her in action as a model on NBC Today.
Go to www.nypresslady.smugmug.com to view her photo galleries