CV: Norman Borden


Gallery Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions at Soho Photo Gallery, NYC

2018  "Habana Si"     
2017  "Out of the Norm"
2014  "Subway Sightings"
2012  “Thank You For Smoking"
2001  "Energy = Times Square"

Group Shows


July/August: “No Diving” and “The Eclipse” selected for Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s juried exhibition “The Art of Coney Island.”  

July/August   : “Pink” and “No Diving” selected for Griffin Museum of Photography’s “Splash” exhibition in Boston. 

August/Sept: "Immigrant" and "George Floyd Protest" in curated social justice group show at Soho Photo.

  •  “Juneteenth Protester” selected for ICP Group show, #ICP Concerned: Global Images for Global Crisis;
  • “Boardwalk Flight’’ selected by 
  • The Photo Review: The Elder, Havana, in juried online competition
  • "My Covid Walks," Dec 11-Jan 11 2021 online exhibition,


  • The Photo Review: "No Diving" was selected by juror Sarah Meister, Photography Curator, MoMa, for inclusion in 2018 Competition issue.
  • Center for Fine Art Photography Fort Collins, CO: Juror Jean Dykstra selected "No Diving" for inclusion in "Wonder" exhibition and for projection during Denver's month of photography, March 2019.


  • Miami Street Photography Festival: “Long Island City” was selected by panel of jurors as a finalist in the Festival’s 2016 competition, on view at the HistoryMiami Museum, Nov 2016 – Jan 2017.
  • The Curated Fridge: Juror Aline Smithson chose “Los Angeles” for inclusion in Fridge’s special Photoville exhibition..
  • The Griffin Museum of Photography: Juror Elizabeth Avedon selected “Time” to be included in the museum’s 22nd annual Juried Exhibition, July – August , in Winchester, MA.  
  • The Curated Fridge: Jurors Matthew Gamber and Greer Muldowney selected “Long Island City” to be in the May/June Curated Fridge show.
  • New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY – “Boardwalk Flight #1” selected to be in  “Five Cents to Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island” exhibition, July – December 2016.


  •  “Through the Nose, which was shot in Coney Island, was one of 27 images selected by juror Gabriel H. Sanchez, Photo Essay Editor of Buzzfeed, to best illustrate the theme: “Off The Wall.”
  • Valentine Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York: "Coney island" group exhibition, November 2015 – March 2016. Six images selected to be in group show featuring contemporary Coney island themed work.
The Photo Review: "Time" and "Long Island City" were chosen by juror Laurence Miller for inclusion in 2015 Competition print and online issue.

  • New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery; “Amazement“ selected by juror Aline Smithson for "Masquerade” group show. 
  • Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont.  "Trio"  selected for "Juxtapose" group show.  Juror: Kyohei Abe
  • Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, Vermont. "Rail" and "The Bowery"  selected for "Hue" group show. Juror: Al Satterwhite
  •  Juror Stella Kramer awarded "Baby Face" Honorable Mention and also chose "No Diving" for "Impromptu" group show at the Darkroom Gallery.
  • Juror Jesse Wender, Photo Editor of National Geographic, selected "No Diving" as one of 30 images depicting weird and wonderful world of Coney Island.
  • The Photo Review: "Williamsburg, Brooklyn" from my Thank You For Smoking series, was chosen by Juror Jennifer Blessing, Curator of Photography at the Guggenheim Museum, for inclusion in 2014 Competition print and online issue.
  • Photoville 2014, Brooklyn Bridge Park: "New York Morning" was chosen for Soho Photo's "Picturing the Built Environment"


Soho Photo Gallery: Fugitivart Exhibition,  "No Diving" selected for inclusion, Sept. 2013                                                                       
 Museum of the City of New York: "Coney Island Boardwalk" selected for Rising Waters 2.0 exhibition about Superstorm Sandy   
2007  Upstream Gallery, Dobbs Ferry, NY: "Times Square" series, Juried group show.

2013: Soho Photo Gallery: Third Place, Juried Members' Competition, "Time": Juror: Susan May Tell, ASMP Fine Arts Chair
2004: Soho Photo Gallery:  First place,  Juried Members' Competition, "NY Moment": Juror: David Winter, Winter Works on Paper

Photography Related
Writer-Critic:  2010 –2016over 120 gallery exhibitions reviewed.
Photography Critic: The Villager and Chelsea Now newsapers:   March 2014December 2018


CubaSeen:  Editors publish “On The Malecon” as spread in July 2021 premiere issue of new print/online quarterly publication.

Published new site :
IG: @normbordenphoto

Cover, Synagogues of NY's Lower East Side

72 photographs in 2nd edition of The Synagogues of New York’s Lower East Side by Dr. Gerard
Wolfe, (Fordham University Press, Nov. 2012)

Cover, The Smokers

     The Smokers; self-published in May 2019, with 45 images of cigarette and cigar smokers, 
     is not about the well-known perils of smoking, but about the role it plays in a smoker’s life.

Other publications: The Villager; F Stop magazine;;

October 2018: "
Habana Si" selected for publication in AP ProPhoto Daily
after ASMP Portfolio Review.

February 2015:
Portfolio selected for publication in L'Oeil de la Photographie after ASMP portfolio

Second website launched in 2020,


American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP); Soho Photo Gallery; International Center of Photography; Griffin Museum of Photography;  American Photography Archives Group (APAG)

B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Master classes at the Maine Media Workshops; Santa Fe Photo Workshops; International Center of Photography; New School, NYC