Maggie Steber is a documentary photographer known for her humanistic stories of people and cultures in crisis. She has worked in 64 countries, producing significant bodies of work on Haiti, Native Americans, and memory loss. She has photographed for 30 years in Haiti and published a book with Aperture entitled DANCING ON FIRE: Photographs from Haiti. The full body of work can be viewed on audacityofbeauty.com. Steber's photographs are included in the Library of Congress as well as other private and public collections. In 2014, she was named as one of eleven Women of Vision by National Geographic Magazine and was part of a traveling exhibition and book project. She has served as a contract photographer for Newsweek and as a picture editor and educator. She was the Assistant Managing Editor for Photography and Features at The Miami Herald for four years. She has served as a judge on many competition and grant panels and has taught at the World Press Photo Master Classes in Amsterdam, the Foundry Workshop, LOOK3 Photo Festival, Bursa Photo Festival in Turkey, and at various US workshops. Clients include National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Smithsonian, The New Yorker and many American and European publications. Her work is exhibited internationally. Honors include: - Leica Medal of Excellence - The Overseas Press Club's Rebbot Award for Best Reporting from Abroad - Medal of Honor for her Contribution to Journalism from the Univ. of Missouri - First Prize in World Press Photo - First Prize in World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year - The Ernst Haas Grant - The Alicia Patterson Grant - The Knight Foundation Grant - Three-time finalist for the Eugene Smith Grant
with Maggie Steber
Our Trailblazers series is designed to give you insight into the minds and journeys of women who have shown incredible dedication to their craft, and the courage to follow their hearts in the pursuit of fulfilling their aspirations as photographers. In this installment we welcome Maggie Steber, an award winning documentary photographer who has covered stories in over 60 countries, from areas of intense conflict to deeply personal projects involving her family. Over the course of the interview Maggie shares her stories and wisdom on topics that range from how she got started to how she stayed true to herself over her career, how falling in love with a place and its people can help you tell their stories, why personal projects are so important, and so much more!