Maggie Steber

Independent photographer, USA

Maggie Steber

1987, 1st prize singles, Spot News

Maggie Steber is a highly awarded documentary photographer, educator and photo editor whose photos have appeared in major international newspapers, magazines and book anthologies as well as exhibitions worldwide. Steber worked for 22 years in Haiti, an experience which led to the book Dancing on Fire: Photographs from Haiti. As a photo editor, she served as director of photography and assistant managing editor for features at The Miami Herald, work that led to two Pulitzer nominations and a Pulitzer Prize itself.

As an educator, she has conducted workshops and lectured at universities and organizations across the globe. This is the third time Steber has been a master at the Joop Swart Masterclass; she has also served on the World Press Photo contest jury. Among Steber's numerous awards are a World Press Photo first prize and Leica Medal of Excellence. Her exhibitions include one-woman shows at Visa pour l'Image and the Pingyao Photo Festival in China.




During the 2008 Joop Swart Masterclass, renowned documentary photographer Maggie Steber gave a lecture on the highlights of her career with an overview of her work.