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MPE declares Margot Jordan “Notable West Indian”

NEW YORK (September 13, 2010) – Considering she is responsible for so many amazing images of Caribbean people and places, it’s astounding how few people recognize the hardworking Caribbean American photographer who makes it all possible through her lens.

And this is why Marketplace Excellence has declared Margot Jordan “West Indian of the Week.”

Margot Jordan

Jordan, the only Black female professional photographer covering the 2010 US Open Tennis Championships in Queens, is one of New York’s finest photographers who has covered events in both the mainstream as well as in the African American and Caribbean American communities for several productive years.

A resident of Queens, who traces her roots to both Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, Jordan is always on the go, whether covering breaking news stories or galas featuring US presidents.

Not surprisingly, the ‘New York Press Lady’ also happily accepts interesting assignments anywhere in the world, and will be in Jamaica at month-end covering the Caribbean Media Exchange on Sustainable Tourism.

Jordan, whose work appears all around the country and back home in the Caribbean media, started years ago in the communications field, working behind the scenes in production at KISS-FM and WABC-TV. She also worked as a news reporter on WLIB-AM and models occasionally on NBC’s Today Show.

The “Lois Lane” of the Caribbean Community, Margot has also lent her creativity to public relations and embarked on an extensive publicity campaign of her own several years ago, promoting a man very close to her heart – her grandfather, a native of Barbados who turned 100 on Christmas Day in 2001 to a mother called Mary and a father named Joseph.

The campaign became one of the most notable holiday stories of the 2001 Christmas season as the mainstream American media got to meet McNeil Jordan as he shared stories about his 1920’s voyage from Barbados to New York’s Ellis Island.

Margot plans to release several books based on her diverse body of work. She loves to work with philanthropic organizations; on musical events, and of course, on assignments in the Caribbean.

Visit to view her photo galleries.

“Notable West Indians” is produced by Marketplace Excellence, a full service, integrated marketing agency committed to excellence in the fields of public relations, marketing and media coaching.

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