Gordon Stettinius’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, his photography can be found in both private and public collections, and he is a winner of the 2009 Theresa Pollak award for Excellence in the Arts.  Stettinius is represented by Robin Rice Gallery in New York and Page Bond Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.  He is also an emeritus member of 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

A photographer for near thirty years, in 2010, Stettinius founded an independent publishing company, Candela Books, to release a monograph of New York photographer Gita Lenz.  An exhibition of Lenz’ work opened concurrently at Gitterman Gallery in New York.  In 2011, Stettinius published the fourth book, Salt & Truth. from American photographer Shelby Lee Adams followed by Sunburn, a monograph of contemporary photographer Chris McCaw.  Candela released their fourth and fifth books in November 2014 -- Black Forest, a subterranean anthology of contemporary photography edited by Russell Joslin and Mangini Studio, a collaboration between Stettinius and Terry Brown.

In 2011, Candela Gallery was founded, opening with exhibitions to support Candela’s first book titles but quickly filling its schedule with photographers of national reputation.  The gallery is located in a newly renovated building inRichmond’s Downtown Arts District.