Gretchen Robinette is a documentary photographer specializing in live music, entertainment, news and events. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, but quite often found in New Orleans, LA.  



Editorial / Publications:

Buzzfeed News, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, High Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Rolling Stone (Italy), Vice UK, Vice/Noisy, SPIN, Gothamist, Photo District News Billboard, Village Voice Media (SF Weekly, LA Weekly, Village Voice) Northside Media, Brooklyn Magazine, L Magazine, The Deli, Mojo Magazine, Interview (France),, The New York Observer, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Dallas Magazine, The Washington Post,, The Big Takeover

Clients / Commercial:

EyeEm, GoFundMe, Travelocity, The North Face, PETA, Google Music, Skull Candy Headphones, Matador Records, Def Jux, Dead Ocean Records, Perrier, Peroni Italy, Chemistry Creative, Viatar, New York City Mega Bus, Urban Daddy, Honda, NYFD, Sidewalk Prophecy Films, Interior Resources. 


Love or Lack Thereof group Photo Exhibit at Palmer's Bar | Minneapolis, MN Feb 2017

HOME The 11th 100 Artists Exhibiton at Ouchi Gallery | DUMBO, NYC Feb 3-21, 2017

Wishing Well Group Art Exhibit at Rabbithole Studios, Brooklyn NY July 2016

Solo Show : Unlimited MetroCard - 80 photos on the NYC Subway April 17-May 17, 2016  Max Fish Gallery New York City

Online Auction: Photographs By Emerging Artists on | by associate seller Daniel Cooney Fine Art Gallery | New York, NY June 2016

Impose Magazine 10 Year Anniversary Photo Exhibit 2013 | Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, NY 

Shoot 4 Minutes Photo Presentation : Subway Series | SoHo Photo Gallery , NYC 2014

Stories4Change -Telling Stories That Need To Be Told : Photo Exhibit Espai Fotografic Can Basté | Barcelona, Spain 2013

Shoot 4 Change Berlin Photo Exhibit : Hurricane Sandy Recovery | Institute For Cultural Diplomacy Berlin, Germany 2013

Occupy Wall Street Photography Exhibit “Nothing To See Here” Group Show  The Gathering Of Tribes, NYC Sept 2012

Including photographers Stephanie Keith, Tracie Williams, Jessica Lehrman, Charles Meacham, and Steve O'Byrne

Salon Special Event: Where Does The Occupy Movement Go From Here? |  Intersection For The Arts, San Francisco CA | Dec 2011

Public Forum + Photography Exhibit – group show including photographers Mark Murmmann, Mia Nakano, Brian Nguyen, Robyn Twomey, and Rafael Roy

F-Stop Magazine Group Exhibit : Portraits 2012

Photography Exhibit and Fundraiser for Ame Curtiss | Brooklyn Photo Studios, NYC | May 2011

Group Show and Auction – other photographers and artists include Brad Trent, Sandy Kim, Jonny Law, Dan Witz, Shepard Fairy, Moyra Davey

Five Years Old – Solo Exhibit | Cafe International, San Francisco CA | June 2009

“Seattle Kids” Solo Photo Exhibit  |  Gallery Obscura, San Francisco, CA | 2009


 Interviews / Recognitions:








  • PDN/Billboard Ultimate Music Moment 2010 Winner : Music Promo Portrait Series


Published Writing:

8 Little Known Documentary Photographers Killing It On Instagram - La Noir Image Feb 2017

Beginner's Guide To Black and White Film and Film Processing at Home - La Noir Image Feb 2017

How To Set Up A Darkroom and Print At Home - La Noir Image Feb 2017

From Analogue to Digital in Concert Photography - La Noir Image Jan 2017

Shooting Concert Photography: Tips From The Photo Pit Pro - La Noir Image Jan 2017

Volunteer / Teaching:

Co-organized The Photo Rescue Project with producer Yelena Futeran and non-profit photo organization Shoot4Change. The Photo Rescue Project provides a free photo recovery service to those affected by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, to help save and preserve photographic prints that were damaged from Hurricane Sandy. 

Photo Instructor / Lecture: Creating Portraits of Identity // Grant Street Settlement, Lower East Side, NYC 

Digital Photography and Social Media Instructor // Social Media For Kids (SMFK)

Analogue Photo Instructor // Wings Academy High School, The Bronx NYC