Tranquility, Shakleford Islands 2014



Young Stampede, Iceland 2011



Jeu d' Étalons (Stallion Play), Camargue 2014



Image Miroir (Mirror Image), Camargue 2014



Under the Falls, Iceland 2014

Out of the Dark, Florida 2009


All you need is Love, Iceland 2012



Running South, Iceland 2014



Through the Lupines, Iceland 2012


The Hill, Iceland 2012




Martina Gates, American-German equine photographer. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany.
Lives and works in New York since 1985.


2014 “See Me Takeover winner”, Live billboard display Times Square,
2012: First place Stodhestar ‘Icelandic horse photo award’. NY
2011 Honorable Mention ‘Black and White and Color’, Portrait Category, “Lloyd Harbor, NY, USA Street Musician - Portugal, November 2010” Women in Photography International
2010: Second place ‘2010 PC Photo competition’
2009: Honorable Mention ‘Summer 09’ category Children“”Stray Dog" Women in Photography Interational
2008: First place ‘Street Photography’ Center for Fine Art Photography, Honorable Mention ‘All Things Horses’ Center for Fine Art Photography
2007: Third place Eidfaxi photo competition
2006: 25th Silver Anniversary Competition, Juror Choice “Sunbather,Russia”  May 1985 “Women in Photography International, 150 Limited edition books shipped to Juror Choice 100 winning photographers, jury panel, Museums, University and Public Libraries worldwide.


2014 Fotoworks, New York
2013 Porcellino Gallery, Florence, Italy
2009 Anderson Gallery, New York
2008-2013 Art that Matters, New York
2008 Center Fine Art, Colorado

2007 – New York, USA
Equine Photography: <>
Clients: Edition White Star, Intel, Horse Illustrated, Eidfaxi, StudBook, Rizzoli, Purina, Equus, Back in the Saddle, Osborn & Barr, Razorfish, Creative Images Inc.2010 – New York, USA
Editor: The Icelandic StudBook (Icelandic Horse stallion magazine)
Yearly full color magazine, distributed throughout the US & Canada. In charge of visual content and articles.
President: The Northeast Icelandic Horse Club
In charge of running the US Northeast Icelandic Horse Club in the US.Shows:

2000 – 2010 New York, USA
Art Director / Editor-in-chief: Tolt News (Icelandic Horse magazine)
Quarterly full color magazine, distributed throughout the US & Canada. In charge of content and design.

2000 – 2004 New York, USA
Parson’s School of Design: Fine art, Printmaking & Graphic Design
Printing methods: Intaglio, Silk screening, Lithography, Photo gravure
Computer programs: InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Quark Xpress

1985 – 2000 New York, USA
Fashion model, Elite Agency NY
Clients: Norma Kamali, Donna Karan, Betsey Johnson, Ralph Lauren, Clairol, Vogue, Harpers Baazar, American Elle, Glamour,
Photographers: Arthur Elgort, Patrick Demarchelier, Fransesco Scavullo, Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh, Eric Boman, Deborah Turberville, Sante D’Orazio,

1984-1985: Paris, France
Fashion model, Elite Agency Paris
Clients: Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gautier, Christian Lacroix, Commes des Garcon, Claude Montana, Givenchy, Kenzo, L’Oreal, Ferragamo French Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire
Photographers: Guy Bourdin, Jeanloup Sieff, Helmut Newton

1982 – 1984: Milano, Italy
Fashion model, Ricardo Guy Agency
Clients: Georgio Armani, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferre, Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Gianni Versace, Italien Vogue, Vogue Belezza, Italien Harpers Baazar, Italian Cosmopolitan
Photographers: Paulo Roversi, Olivo Barbieri, Oliviero Toscani, Mario Testino


UPDATE: Photographer response - NO NEW UPDATES: MARCH 2015 - APRIL 2017

Date: 2017-05-02 20:04
From: Martina Gates <>
To: Members - WIPI <>
ABSOLUTE LAST possibility for WIPI to update your CHARTER GALLERY page

Subject: Update file information

My location is:
Martina Gates, Lloyd Harbor, NY
not Millerton, NY (I am not sure how that happened)
Thank you for this great opportunity!

Charter Member of Women in Photography International

Martina Gates
Lloyd Harbor, New York

File GALLERY & BIO complete - 06/2015
UPDATE: Photographer response - NO NEW UPDATES: MARCH 2015 - APRIL 2017

UPDATE FINAL: May 2017 website content 1999-2017 file transfer to the Beinecke.
All organization files, computer, external hard drive, printed materials, photographs,
DVDs, books, competitions files and onsite installation art work


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Women In Photography International Archive is held at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Peter Palmquist Western Americana permanent Collection since 2003. The inclusion of WIPI hard copy and digital files from mid-2003 to present will be added to the collection. The 2014-2015 WIPI CHARTER GALLERY is set up for inclusion into the upcoming newly renovated Beinecke Library. The CHARTER MEMBER gallery of dedicated women photographers is a spotlight to introduce and showcase historical documentation and current member work.

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