My Story

My name is Fritz Nordengren and I am an award winning photographer, producer, publisher and documentary storyteller.

My passion for editorial photography began when I shot my first paid assignment in high school.  It was a long time ago — a Meat Loaf concert.

As a photojournalist, I’ve documented charity medical relief efforts around the world and have traveled and photographed 21 countries. I’ve been very fortunate to work with two Nobel Peace Prize nominees (Friendship Force and Mines Advisory Group – MAG) and dozens of businesses.

My work has received awards and recognition from USA Today, the National Press Photographers Association, and was twice named one of the Top 100 Producers in the United States.  I currently publish three magazines and my personal projects include authoring two novels, a writing guide, a memoir of my 500 mile walking pilgrimage across Spain: The Camino de Santiago.

I own a commercial  portrait photography rental studio:  Maine Street Studio, Des Moines’ Natural Light Loft rental studio.