Dave Gershgorn

Journalist

Dave Gershgorn is a writer and photographer based in New York City. He works as a reporter for Quartz, with a personal focus on translating artificial intelligence research to a mainstream audience. He was previously the Assistant Technology Editor of Popular Science. When Dave is a photographer, he likes to shoot long, character-driven features. His work has been featured in QuartzPopular ScienceThe New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

 

On the weekends, Dave likes hot dogs and any other kind of dog. 

AXiD 50th Anniversary Weekend

This weekend I had the pleasure of photographing the sisters of IUP's Alpha Xi Delta chapter, Delta Nu. 

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It all started with a phone call Thursday from their sweetheart and my brother in Phi Delta Theta, Zach.

The previous photographer dropped because of a family emergency, and they needed someone to fill in. I agreed, and after speaking with the chapter's adviser, got the timeline of events.

Between Friday and Saturday, I shot a alumni reception, brunch, fashion show featuring each decade of sisters, and then a cocktail hour and dinner party, with presentations from notable alumni and IUP's Greek Office. 

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There was a positive energy the entire weekend; everyone was excited to see sisters that they hadn't been able to see in years.

From an outside perspective, it was really interesting to see the bonds formed between those in a Greek organization, and how they last far longer than the four years we stay at college. Seeing sparks fly between those sisters who hadn't spoken in 25 years was an inspiring sight, and I hope to have that same kinship with the men I'm choosing to make that bond with now in Phi Delta Theta.  

Overall, it was a great experience, and I thank the sisters of AXiD for having me document their weekend.